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Snowboarding - Mount Hutt vs Wanaka area

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Snowboarding - Mount Hutt vs Wanaka area

Hi there

I'm thinking of going to NZ for a snowboarding holiday with some friends. We have a mix of beginners and intermediate snowboarders. Those of us who have snowboarded before did it in France and Japan, and it's our first time going to NZ.

Would appreciate some advise on whether we should head to Mount Hutt or Wanaka for this trip. We're thinking of snowboarding for 4 days.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Snowboarding - Mount Hutt vs Wanaka area

Wanaka - a friendly wee resort with oodles to do when you finish boarding for the day.

lakewanaka.co.nz/new-zealand/…

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2. Re: Snowboarding - Mount Hutt vs Wanaka area

Hi,

When are you visiting?

IMHO the two "best" places to base yourselves are either Wanaka or Queenstown. Both areas have access to excellent constructed boarding areas as well as the usual green, blue and black runs.

For beginners Coronet Peak out of Queenstown or Cardrona out of Wanaka would be the best. For intermediates The Remarkables out of Queenstown and Cardrona or for the more adventurous Treble Cone out of Wanaka would be impossible to toss.

For "Off Piste" Mt Hutt or a heli flight would be my choice.

Cheers,

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3. Re: Snowboarding - Mount Hutt vs Wanaka area

I agree with Oz completely. If you are looking for a fun park, the Remarkables has it.

http://www.trelawnb-b.co.nz/Skiing1.htm

Edited: 29 January 2014, 04:34
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