Hey man. I'm new here too. how is the boarding in Oz? I'm going there next year to travel and i was thinking of going boarding for a few months while I'm out. would it be worth it?
In short, not really. I live in Sydney, about 6 hours drive from the mountains (hills really), and rode as often as I could over the season, which has now pretty much finished. Its shockingly expensive, overcrowded and the runs are short. I still go cause I love it. I need to move to North America. Also, the best month of the season is August, gets the most snowfall.
New Zealand may be a better bet, but they had worse snow that us this season.