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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 09:32 PM
geline
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New Zealand

New Zealand is a recognised international ski holiday destination, with northern hemisphere skiers in particular appreciating our reverse seasons. New Zealand offers numerous ski areas, one Nordic cross-country area and a host of heliskiing operators, where choppers are used to lift skiers to the top of long, isolated stretches of snow.

Those who come to ski and snowboard in New Zealand will find the variety staggering, the terrain spectacular, and the lines comparatively short. All ski and snowboard areas in New Zealand are treeless offering wide-open slopes and a perfect mix of undefined terrain and marked trails.
New Zealand Skiing, Skiing in New Zealand, Snowboarding in New Zealand

You'll also find fantastic, fast terrain for snowboarding in New Zealand. The sport has grown in New Zealand in recent years and all major fields welcome those passionate about this sport. There are some excellent natural and man-made halfpipes as well as dedicated terrain parks, and some of the most awesome off-piste powder snow around.

For more information snowboarding and skiing seasons, equipments, resourts for snowboarders and skiiers visiting this place, visit:

http://www.tourism.net.nz/ski-new-zealand.html
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-10-2006, 11:09 AM
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I knew that New Zealand ahd mountainous terrain, but i never thought it was fit for skiing or snowboarding. o_0, this will be interesting. But i dont have enough money to go that far
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-10-2006, 11:42 AM
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Well, JT, you are not alone but someday, we can achieve our dreams, with all the hard work that we have been doing. What do you think?
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-10-2006, 12:06 PM
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Haha, yeah of course! But man, i need a couple more years, and good thing its summer, cause its the time where i can make alot of money!
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-10-2006, 04:59 PM
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Oh, gosh, I'd love to visit New Zealand one day...I just think that would be awesome. I'd never thought of it in connection with snowboarding, though....
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-11-2006, 08:19 PM
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I just got a question on New Zealand. I never payed attention in geography, but is it considered part of any continent? Or is it just an island by itself?
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-18-2006, 03:36 AM
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I have learned from my Montessori courses that New Zealand is a part of the continent of Australia, so Australia and New Zealand belong to one continent, seems like NZ is a part of Australia in this regard.
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-18-2006, 11:46 AM
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I've been to New Zealand twice (I'm from NY in the US) and can easily say it is my favorite country after the US. Definitely my favorite travel destination. The first time I went was on business... I stayed a few extra days to make the most of the trip. I immediately knew I'd be going back again, and I did for vacation a couple of years later.

I know a lot of people go to Hawaii... I always tell them, go a bit further and make it to New Zealand. Because their currency exchange rate is so favorable, the amount of money you'd save during your stay (compared to Hawaii) will make up for the extra money it takes to travel there.

For snow-boarding, you definitely want to go to South Island (Queenstown, and maybe ChristChurch).
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by geline
I have learned from my Montessori courses that New Zealand is a part of the continent of Australia, so Australia and New Zealand belong to one continent, seems like NZ is a part of Australia in this regard.
So its part of Australia, hm never knew. Thanks! At least one person pays attention.
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-23-2006, 10:28 PM
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Actually, NZ is definitely NOT part of Australia... Two separate land masses; two separate countries. In fact there's a pretty (mostly) fun rivalry between Aussies and Kiwis, so citizens of each might resent the remark NZ is part of AUS.

There's an old joke that says Australia was a place where England sent all its criminals and ne'er-do-wells... And New Zealand is where Australia sent the worst of the lot!

But it's just a joke. I'm a HUGE fan of New Zealand, and plan to go back again in the next couple of years (from US). Not only is the country itself beautiful, the people as a group are simply the nicest of any country I've been too. And it's a sincere nice, not a polite nice, if you know what I mean.

As far as the continent issue, they are considered the same continent, but should not otherwise be grouped together, any more than Ireland should be grouped with Spain, even though they're both European nations.
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