Canadian in NZ for snowboarding

Sylvain Beland

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Hi, I arrived today on Christchurch. I'm supposed to be here to snowboard during my vacation.
Three weeks. I have a camper from July 15th to August 4th.

any suggestions on the right spot? !!!

(I heard there was not a lot of snow !?)

What do you have to propose for a Canadian far from home?
 

Zimbooo

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Hi, I arrived today on Christchurch. I'm supposed to be here to snowboard during my vacation.
Three weeks. I have a camper from July 15th to August 4th.

any suggestions on the right spot? !!!

(I heard there was not a lot of snow !?)

What do you have to propose for a Canadian far from home?
School holidays till Monday 22nd. Go south mate...shit loads of snow coming from this weekend onwards.
Look at:
https://www.metservice.com/national/home
http://www.metvuw.com/forecast/
Plan your days around the weather.......NZ is score or lose, within a couple of hundred kms.
 
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chriscross

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The Foothills
As above, drive South. Various small ski areas might appeal after Mt Hutt (but check road conditions carefully before taking a van up there). Mt Dobson is worth a visit on the way to stunning Lake Tekapo. Roundhill ski area is very accessible from there and although a small ski hill, it does now include a seriously long rope tow which gives access to heaps of steeper terrain. A bit further south is Ohau ski field, highly regarded by some, although the road is considered intimidating by others. In a van, I personally would not drive up but I believe school buses do go up there. Further south again is Wanaka which gives access to Cardrona valley with ski/board areas both sides. Cardrona ski field is accessed via a gravel road but it's a relatively easy drive to a highly regarded resort. Treble Cone is also nearby (not been there) and is said to offer steeper terrain and interesting backcountry options. Further south again is Queenstown, a busy tourist town for good reason, with access to Coronet Peak and the Remarkables ski areas, well worth visiting. Locals will know more, (Fox peak, Olympus etc.); I'm surprised they have not been more forthcoming, but this is a brief summary of your options from the perspective of an occasional visitor. Enjoy the south of the South Island. Let it snow.
 
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