That's not bad at all! I've been riding for two years (again - started much too late in life, but better late than never)... have hit up Cardrona, Sun Peaks, Coronet Peak and Whistler/Blackcomb so far.
Seems the later you start in life, the more you try make up for it
If I can find the money I'm thinking Revelstoke might be a good idea for next year. Wouldn't mind giving some backcountry a go at some point too.
That is a hell of a quiver already!!
I arrived last season and this year have a season pass at Hutt which is looking good so far (Christchurch based) and have done Concrete Peak, Remarks, Cheeseman and Porters. Have a week booked down at Cardona and Treble cone this winter and hoping to give Ohau and a couple more of the club fields a go this season.
Yeah its not bad so far. Gives me a few options, figure a few of the boards I probably won't bother using so much in NZ like the Ultra Dream. But it gives me options for when I go overseas again for deep pow, where I'll have at least a bit more float than my current boards. Just got to sort out another set of bindings or two and I think I'll be sorted
Planning on getting down to Mt Hutt again this season too. Not the most complex trails, but was pretty wide which was nice compared to Turoa when you get stuck to groomers due to lack of snow.
Where do you guys buy your gear from? Been looking around for new bindings but there really aren't much around.
The shops around here mainly carry nothing but Burton and will dent the wallet big time.
Pretty much varies. I've picked up a few items from Torpedo 7 (original board - still got it, original bindings - now in the bin). I ended up buying some Ride bindings (El Hefe) at 50% off from the snow centre at the end of last years season, same as the man's board (again 50% off). Though I'm not sure if you're looking at a specific type of binding to try and push you in a direction, i.e. brand/channel system, etc. Though in saying that I've also had to order my Burton AK gear through the states to try get it because the NZ market doesn't cater to what everyone wants, or can't get it in in time for you.
I've used the good ride for a lot of the reviews and feedback on boards/bindings prior to purchase.
I know TCB in Ohakune had a sale on upto this weekend (Queens birthday). If you know what you want, you could always give them a call and laybuy something if you know exactly what you're after. Other than that I've used Surf N Snow in Wellington, Gordon's outdoors in Wellington and mostly Base NZ in Wanaka.