I'll have to check Valley view out. Last time I was at cardrona it was closed because there wasn't enough snow. Looks good this year though.When I was over a few weeks ago, I found I enjoyed the runs around Valley View at Cardrona. Got away from the crowds at Whitestar and Captains Express as well. Shouldn't be busy now though, that was during school holidays.
Speaking of shuttles. Friday was pretty clagged in abover 1700m at remarks, Homeward shuttle wasnt operating. But Outward had enough snow to easily ski into the new carpark 4. Carpark shuttle works just as well as the homeward shuttle. People were waiting at homeward but the shuttle didnt stop. pretty quick lap times. not many out there doing it! snow was decent!I only got to look at the Wall at Roundhill as it was closed...but man that is a HELL of a slope. Pics don't do it justice. If you scored it in pow the one day a year it's on, I don't think you'd listen to anything else here. Middle Basin at Craigieburn probably counts too if you make it up the tows, with the same caveat about conditions.
I have a fondness for Mt Hutt (probably as I've only been there on bluebird days!). Hubers Run is the best groomer on the south island I reckon. Towers into International is good.
Coronet Peak, Cardrona, some good stuff but not big enough. The Remarkables has some spectacular stuff, but the lifts stop short of the best you have to walk, skin or bus/shuttle for it.
I reckon I'll put my money down as the two best single *chairlifts* on the south island as Saddle Basin at TC and the 6 seater at Hutt.
In my mind, "runs" are groomers, otherwise it's more "lines".
I was at remarks on Thursday and was parked in car park 4. Went to the start of homeward to try and get back to the car but there was a bit thick could sitting on that face so I snowboarded back to the base and took the shuttle. Next time. It looked really fun.that heritage tow is ride unto itself
just did the Homeward to the north end of the Remarks/ to the hairpin; nice ride and sno quality
Snows great and its fall line.. Just hold on and let the mountain take youI was at remarks on Thursday and was parked in car park 4. Went to the start of homeward to try and get back to the car but there was a bit thick could sitting on that face so I snowboarded back to the base and took the shuttle. Next time. It looked really fun.