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Best resort in New Zealand?

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Thredbo, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Thredbo

    Thredbo First Runs

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    Looking to ski in New Zealand but want to know the best resort
     
  2. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    What do you like doing?
     
  3. oreo

    oreo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Treble Cone is reminiscent of the Thredbo vibe...
     
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  4. Pippenn_2K

    Pippenn_2K Hard Yards

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    I wouldn't limit yourself to 1 resort. The best part about NZ is the close proximity to 4 resorts. Stay in Wanaka or QT and hit them all up.
     
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    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do you need chairlifts?

    Influences answer massively.
     
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  6. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    The backcountry.
     
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  7. Whatever really

    Whatever really Addicted

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    All have their day, like the others say don’t limit yourself, go for two weeks and hit them all.
     
  8. Draizuh

    Draizuh One of Us

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    IMO The Remarkables is the best all rounder in the country. Its vert isnt huge, but the views are epic, the terrain has everything from insanely steep hike to couloirs and chutes to mellow cruiser groomers and wide open pow fields. 3 Different terrain parks for anyone from beginners to advanced. Only burton stash park in the southern hemisphere. Seperate beginner area with a huge dual covered magic carpet, 2 other beginner lifts, beginners only chair. Starting next winter 2 Detachable 6 Pack chairs, 2 fixed grip quads. Oh and the best backcountry ski touring terrain around!
     
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  9. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    The test for the Remarks for me is every time I go up there with a TC "lifer", and they wonder why they've been ****ing around at TC for so long.
     
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  10. Draizuh

    Draizuh One of Us

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    Bit like the clubbie hardcores who think its just some resort for queenstown wankers haha
     
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  11. elSpike

    elSpike I am a Meat Popsicle Ski Pass: Gold

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    Same question but intermediate groomers? Is it the same answer? The 4 resorts near QT?
     
  12. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cardrona Coronet and Remarks are well served with intermediate runs
    Back in the 90's I used to spend most time between Treble Cone (TC) and Coronet
    Now its Remarks and Cardrona with family in tow
    Both these resorts have invested heavily in the past decade to maximise the beginner intermediate experience
     
  13. elSpike

    elSpike I am a Meat Popsicle Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks. Appreciate the insight. Will trawl the board for recommendations on where to stay.
     
  14. Whatever really

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    I agree, what cements this is the amount of Pros that ride there any day of the week.
    Guys like Sam Smoothy, Pete Oswald, Fraser Mcdougal, Sebastian Varlet, Sam ibex Lee all hang out there and are all luck enough to have shared the mountain with me.
     
  15. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cardrona for family friendly. Stay in Wanaka.
     
  16. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us

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    +1 for Cardrona/Wanaka double. Cardi great for kids and beg/ints and OK for lower advanced accompanying the former. Good snow quality most of the time. And an expanding ski area to garner enthusiasm from oldies.

    That said, TC, Remarks and Coronet are all good and all worth a visit. Why stick to just one lolly in the candy shop?
     
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    Southern lakes I would go Cardona for family/intermediate, TC for deep snow/ hiking/ jumping off cliffs/ hiking, and Remarkable's for all around everything.
    If you were staying in Q'town then that's probably the best place if you had to pick 1.
    Cant comment on Coronet. is it becoming more of a locals hill?? I would hope so but I doubt it....
    Also prefer Wanaka to Q'town
    If you like quiet family friendly places then Ohau and Dobson are your pick. Both have chairlifts.
     
  18. Draizuh

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    Yes it is.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Coronet got soul.

    TC got $1400 early bird season passes.
     
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    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Joisus!
     
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    Draizuh One of Us

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    2000 full price. Id rather severe my cock off with a rusty spoon.
     
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    snowgum One of Us

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    2000? Lira? Pesos? Or those new fangled $ thingies?
     
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    My god
     
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  25. Draizuh

    Draizuh One of Us

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    NZD$$$$

    its spendy for a 3 month season.
     
  26. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Welcome to Wanka.

    So played out.
     
  27. Draizuh

    Draizuh One of Us

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    Literally about 4000+ peaks you can do this on...
     
  28. Whatever really

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    This would be a SkiNZ pass so Coronet, Remarks and Hut surely?
     
  29. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Back in 1995 we just flew to Roys peak at the end of a day and had a ski down. Snow was ok, nothing special but lake & town views were great. Then flew to the Edgewater for a beer.
     
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  30. Draizuh

    Draizuh One of Us

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    That is a cracking snow pack.
     
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    the Remarkables would be good if the back terrain area was lifted where only backcountry ski touring is currently possible.

    Lifts in the back terrain area of Cardona (where only backcountry ski touring was possible) should make it quite popular.
     
  33. snowgum

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    Nice way to access Wanaka!!
    ...Have visited town several seasons since 2004 and never seen RP that well covered
    Early 04' may have come close but we were too busy coping a blizzard on Cardi & getting stuck in POW on skis with waists ~ 68mm!
     
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    Make that 'early August' 2004.
     
  35. ShavedBadger

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    Consider Arrowtown as well, much more laid back than QT.