I’m considering heading from Queensland to the north island of NZ in the second last week of September to have a few days of skiing on Mt Ruapehu instead of mid August days at Thredbo/Perisher etc. These September dates won’t be in the NZ school holidays I believe. Given things are still up in the air with travel to both locations I’m wondering if it is important to pre book accomodation at Mt Ruapehu for these dates? Or should it be easy to find somewhere to stay on the fly? I would like to stay flexible because I believe weather (wind) can be a factor at Ruapehu. Thanks in advance.