Have searched but wondering what everyone recommends for this years season passes in NZ.
relatively newbie but love the park, i can get a student pass for the remarks so thinkin' that would be the way to go, yeah??
I'm also heading down to Queenstown this season for the first time. I've done a bunch of research and the general consensus is this as far as I can tell.
Coronet Peak: Seems to be everyone least favorite, can be icy, usually pretty crowded, decent enough slopes.
Remarkables: Can also get icy, not so crowded, some good parks and stuff, good for absolute beginners but still enough to keep intermediates and advanced riders interested.
Treble Cone: Hard to get to and takes a while from Queenstown but apparently has awesome terrain and views and good quality snow. Not much here for beginners, but intermediate and advanced riders will like the challenging slopes. Not so park oriented, but heaps of awesome freeride terrain.
Cadrona: This comes up as the pick of the bunch for most people. A bit of a drive from QT, but good snow, challenging enough, with some kick ass park and slopestyle areas. Absolute beginners will still enjoy it, but plenty of stuff for everyone, freeride and freestyle friendly.
Alternately you could hit up some of the club slopes, I hear some of them are really fantastic but small, with hardly any crowds and some really good snow if you know where to look. Skipark may be a good place to go if your serious about park.
Would love to hear from someone who has actually been though, this is all secondary information and could be entirely wrong.