Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Hakuba, Japan for the 2011/12 season
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what i should say is dont believe the hype
Aus ski trips are fun but that is dependant on the people you're going with.
The terrain in most resorts is quite good in terms of variety. Dont expect any proper steep alpine terrain. It doesnt exist. However the snow is lacking in quality for most of the season unless you get lucky with the one 30cm powder day a season. If you have been to any worldwide decent resorts ie alps, japan, rocky mtns, BC or south america (i appologise for the ones ive missed)you will be dissappointed with the snow quality especially when you pay $100AUD for a daily lift pass which apparently is the most expensive in the world.
Cheap doesnt really come into account for aus ski fields, for a weekend (if you have all your own gear) you are looking at a min $500-600 including travel. Dont get me wrong if you have good crew ive always had a great time and enjoyed my weekend but realistically it has never been because of the quality of the snowboarding rather the party afterwards.
If thats what youre going for you will have a blast, otherwise prepare to be dissapointed.
Ill make a decision whether ill head down this season depending on snow conditions