Advice needed from those that are in the know as far as NZ skiing is concerned please. My family of four from Brisbane will head somewhere across the ditch for eight days commencing September 21. We are (advanced??) intermediate skiers. Kids are 12 and 14 and ski better than their parents. Recommendations for best mix of snow pack, conditions, weather reliability for that time of year? We are open to missing a couple of days skiing due to weather as we would do something else if needed. Importantly we are wanting to do resort skiing plus a day (or two) with a guide as an introduction to ski touring. We have not ever done ski touring but are very keen to try it. We don't have touring gear so would have to rent. We are all relatively fit and strong. Apres not important but somewhere for a beer at the end of the day would be nice and somewhere to grab a pub style feed of an evening important too. We will hire a car and $$$$ aren't a huge consideration. Have been to Queenstown and skied Coronets and Remarks and had a great time. Also done Methven/Mt Hutt and that was good too. Never skied Treble Cone, Cardrona, Ruapehu or club fields. Thanks in advance for any input.