New Zealand skiing

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AlanAtkinson
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New Zealand skiing

I have a short window of opportunity to ski in New Zealand (28th July – 4th August) tied to a business trip out there. Any thoughts on where to go to minimise the weather risks, or any other NZ specific advice would be gratefully received. Alternatively, let me know if you are in-country and interested in joining me to share the costs of a guide!

Thanks, Alan

DaveWynne-Jones
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Hi Alan,

Weather is always a gamble in NZ but last year we were extraordinarily lucky in having nearly a month of good weather. Not so good for skiing though as the snowline was high and access proved problematic. Again that's often the case with NZ, I hear. Best bets would be getting up onto the ski fields that have good snow and skiing the back bowls (treblecone is probably the best) but don't miss a helicopter flight into Fox Glacier or Plateau huts as the mountains are spectacular even if the skiing may be limited.

Dave Wynne-Jones