That road traverses some of the most complex managed avalanche terrain and conditions in the world. Do it in spring for full effect. The crew that work on the road are legendary, good wee video here:
Every other day we managed to book the premium hotel pickup bus. No more queues.
Coronet Peak today. Was a fun hill, steep, long runs. A very bumpy hill, felt like a giant border cross course. Was busy, some short queues, snow was nice turning a little fun slushy later. And we could see.
Remarks again for the next 2 days. Looking forward to being able to see the mountain.
Queenstown restaurants are top notch (and fully booked, we’ve pre booked a few). All our meals have been lip smacking good, including the ramen in a dingy arcade.
Hey Mike. No dramas at all with the bus. It turns up on time and there’s the option of catching the normal bus back down if the timing doesn’t suit.@skichic - I'm in QT with the family next month so interested in your insights.
How have you gone with the hotel bus? Has there been any issues getting on that in the morning?
So which hill is your pick? I assume Pre-booking the hotel bus locks you in and you can't choose in the morning, so interested to know what you prefer and why?
What has been your pick so far? Sounds like we will have to pre-book for the week before we fly over.
Fox peak, nearly unknown but with good vert + 2 big bowls + summit of bc actionOlympus, Ohau, Craigieburn, Temple Basin, Roundhill (only if tow is open), Lyford, Dobson. (but I enjoy a bit/lots of hiking/suffering). Have fun.
I was considering Arrowtown too.Yeah. Solid idea.
Maybe I'm a outlier. However between QT, Arrowtown, Wanaka and the wineries . I reckon I could find a bit to experience on a weather day. Without going too far.
You'll be fine touring out of remarksall the comments on overcrowding above, i have to say that Canterbury has a 1 in 15 year heavy snow coverage to get into. This midweek post-Schoolies , Porters had maybe 30- 40 skiers there, Temple had 4, and Cheeseman about 15 (check out their carpark midday, 4 day cars) . High Avalanche with a wet heavy pack though. Forget the Remarks ; Im worried as Im at a touring event there in a few weekends ...
Wait until Worksafe launches an investigation into that.Fark
The 2m-wide hole opened up suddenly on a footpath at Whakarewarewa tourist village in Rotorua, in central North Islandwww.theguardian.com
They've not long finished white Island.Wait until Worksafe launches an investigation into that.
Whatever you get mate you will be on holidays and not at work. I reckon you will have heaps of fun.Weather forecast for my first day in Queenstown (next Tuesday) looks a bit iffy. Might have to find some non ski activities. Will be getting up early Wednesday to hit the slopes with hopefully some fresh snow.
Oh well. It’s been over 2.5 years since my last ski. What’s one more day
just need the QR code on the traveller pass.Hi I'm traveling to NZ in 2 weeks and am a bit confused about requirements. I have already been granted a "New Zealand Traveler Pass". Do I also need to get a NZeTA in addition to the traveler pass??? BTW I'm an Australian citizen if that makes any difference.
Thanks in advance
No more hiking to the chutes.Sounds good.
NZ Ski has applied to build a new chairlift but also wants a 40-year concession and a 230m tunnel through the mountain to access new terrain.i.stuff.co.nz
I have doubt about that I’m also visiting Canberra and Thredbo before returning to Adelaide.Whatever you get mate you will be on holidays and not at work. I reckon you will have heaps of fun.
Awesome picture.Well that’s a wrap, home tomorrow. 3 days Remarks and 2 Coronet Peak. Daughter snowboarding prefer CP, for the longer runs that weaved through the natural features. I preferred Remarks for the higher altitude with better quality snow and the runs off the quad chair. Great cover at both, but CP was showing more effect of low altitude and moisture. Cookies, slidey bits later in the day and harder snowpack that jarred my injured knee.
Great week, lots of fun. Not really looking forward to the NSW rush and aggression for the rest of the season.
What’s changed?Yay !!!
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic closed them in March 2020, New Zealand fully opens its international borders.www.abc.net.au