Hey, this is probably directed best at Jollybored, but anyone else feel free to weigh in too!
I'm off to QT Friday -> Thursday. Thats booked.
But, from 1st of Aug me and a couple friends are planning a second trip, QT/Wanaka are on the cards, but after seeing your photos of Ruapehu last year, I'm second guessing.. Which would you take? The Mt. Hutt, Cadrona, Ohau, Remarkables, Coronet Peak road, or should I drop Hutt and Ohau and try Ruapehu for a couple days?
P.S. Kiwi.. and Aussie... Living in Melb - the place of no snow by the look of this season =/
Ruapehu is my maunga and I'd choose South Island over it as there is heaps more powder there. That said, if u go to Ruapehu u will encounter most types and extremes of snow boarding and I believe can make u a better well rounded boarder that can adapt to diff snow conditions. Prepare to shred your board to buggery btw lol