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Saratogahalfday Saratogahalfday
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I just returned from two weeks traversing the South Island.  Has anyone ever gone there for some summer turns?  I visited a few of their snow fields in Central Otago and they looked like a lot of fun after a meter or two of sweet Antarctic powder falls.

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Haven't been but know where I would look for info about a ski trip to New Zealand.

Here are a few examples of discussions Aussies have about skiing in NZ.  The first two are trip reports. The last thread is for planning a trip where groomers are of most interest.  Gives some idea of the logistics in terms of driving and renting skis.

https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/our-2017-trip-to-the-mackenzie-country-and-canterbury.80199/

https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/a-few-pics-from-my-clubbie-road-trip.79185/

https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/ideas-for-trip-from-oz-to-canterbury-mackenzie-smaller-fields.59396/
MC2 5678F589 MC2 5678F589
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I spent a semester at the University of Otago on the South Island. Great country. I'd like to get back there at some point. I want to live in Lake Wanaka for a year.

Oh, yeah, I skied Remarkables & Cardrona. Early season.
Saratogahalfday Saratogahalfday
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I'd live in Wanaka for life.

Funny, I tried driving to Remarkable on my way through q-town to Twizel.  Once I hit 1200 meters and the road turned to dirt, my wife made me turn around.  I can't believe people drive that in the winter.  
Peter Minde Peter Minde
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Last summer I passed on an opportunity to go to the Snow Farm.  I was offered a sweet deal on lodging.  But the cost of airfare was, pun intended, sky high.

Still kicking myself.
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