i have heard good things about NZ, same too about the funky trees of Oz altho they are less snow sure.
to be specific, Cadrona, Remarkables and Wanaka are all names that spring to mind. head to them and i am sure it'll be all good.
not sure when their season starts tho.... i seem to think august...?
Just coz you don't understand it
Doesn't mean it makes no sense!