I was hoping to get some tips on skiing in NZ. I can't decide which resort should I choose for (hopefully) this year's skiing trip (end of Aug/early Sep; 1 week). I have been to Queenstown twice already and tried out all the ski resorts in the area. Now I am thinking maybe I should try different area. How is skiing in North Island comparing to South? How difficult is it to get to ski slopes (I am hoping to get around by bus, preferably)? Is it better to fly into Auckland or Wellington? What are my options if due to bad weather can't do skiing for a day? Mt Hutt is the second option I am considering. Or is at the end the best to stick to Queesntown? I am intermediate to advanced skier, don't care about night life, restaurants, etc. Cheep accommodation is an extra plus. Looking forward to hearing from all the experts out there.