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06-29-2014 02:01 AM
Ricardo64 I live in Australia and have been going to Queenstown for the past seven years for my snow fix. Don't waste your money skiing in Australia. I am heading to Nz once again this year, but am going to the club fields, better conditions and not so crowded. They are certainly worth looking at
02-27-2014 05:59 AM
jboards
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Thanks! this might be the most helpful yet. I did mention NZ because I was originally looking at Queenstown, however I must have associated Queensland from reading about Australia. If August is the safest, then I might aim for then and stay in a town near the mountain, would be more convenient as well.
I live in Sydney and usually trek it for the 6 hours to get to Jindabyne which is next to my closest resorts and I have been to Queenstown twice. If you are already travelling I'd go to Queenstown it has worked out cheaper for me both times I went there and not only has the snow been better throughout both trips but Qeenstown is a much cooler town imo. There is alot more happening there, the scenery is absolutely beautiful and it has Ferg Burger which is worth the trip in itself. It also has three relatively close mountains, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona(My favourite) which is one more option than Jindy.
02-27-2014 03:49 AM
dextr3k
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Hey dude Queenstown is in NZ just to clarify, which you may have known but just a confusing first post, and mentioned for Aus, August is usually the most reliable time to look at boarding. You could pop over for a couple of weeks, normally most reliable time of season. Last year we got about 3m in June (here in Canterbury, they had much less down in Queenstown) which was crazy awesome start to the season, but not much snow after that.

Very unpredictable seasons here, sometimes early snow, sometimes late, but August is definitely safest bet to have snow if your planning far out. We get a lot of Aussie tourists in snow season, despite them having their own, as its generally cheaper for them to come to NZ than stay in their resorts (given that you can stay for a lot cheaper in the towns nearby our mountains) and I think we have a bit more vert and some good parks (pretty much Cardona now that Snowpark has gone kaput).
Thanks! this might be the most helpful yet. I did mention NZ because I was originally looking at Queenstown, however I must have associated Queensland from reading about Australia. If August is the safest, then I might aim for then and stay in a town near the mountain, would be more convenient as well.
02-26-2014 08:59 PM
NZRide
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Haha, yes sorry. I am Canadian, and am travelling that way anyways so I am not sure about locations.

I do mean queenstown, I have no clue why I typed queensland. I do know they are more expensive than other countries, but hey, can't complain about snowboarding in the summer. June would be start of the season, then I could probably move the trip back to August....Thanks!
Hey dude Queenstown is in NZ just to clarify, which you may have known but just a confusing first post, and mentioned for Aus, August is usually the most reliable time to look at boarding. You could pop over for a couple of weeks, normally most reliable time of season. Last year we got about 3m in June (here in Canterbury, they had much less down in Queenstown) which was crazy awesome start to the season, but not much snow after that.

Very unpredictable seasons here, sometimes early snow, sometimes late, but August is definitely safest bet to have snow if your planning far out. We get a lot of Aussie tourists in snow season, despite them having their own, as its generally cheaper for them to come to NZ than stay in their resorts (given that you can stay for a lot cheaper in the towns nearby our mountains) and I think we have a bit more vert and some good parks (pretty much Cardona now that Snowpark has gone kaput).
02-26-2014 08:49 PM
tokyo_dom I actually didnt mind the snow so much, and Perisher-Blue with 50+ lifts has plenty of variety to explore. But dont go there looking for massive powder runs.

Its just that everything there was just so expensive (a weekend trip with accommodation/lifts/food and shared petrol costs would easily get to $600 pp).

If the main purpose of the trip is to go snowboarding, i would redirect to NZ. It might even be cheaper to fly to NZ from Australia if you want to go boarding while travelling the southern hemisphere
02-26-2014 08:14 PM
dextr3k Haha, yes sorry. I am Canadian, and am travelling that way anyways so I am not sure about locations.

I do mean queenstown, I have no clue why I typed queensland. I do know they are more expensive than other countries, but hey, can't complain about snowboarding in the summer. June would be start of the season, then I could probably move the trip back to August....Thanks!
02-26-2014 03:30 PM
oldmate
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You splitboard oldmate?
Nah never really been tempted to with our back country.
02-26-2014 05:11 AM
tokyo_dom Oh man... $110 lift tickets, and insane accommodation prices. Cant say i miss the Aussie snow season!
02-26-2014 04:56 AM
cjcameron11 lol this made me laugh. Maybe he means Queenstown in NZ. Queensland you will be surfing not snowboarding!!
02-26-2014 04:34 AM
ETM You splitboard oldmate?
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