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  Quote dazzaspazza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: 2013 NZ Season- Get ready
    Posted: Feb/12/2013 at 6:09pm
Who else is 'tonguing' for the 2013 NZ season? Where are you heading? looking forward to hitting Coronet and Cardrona in ealy July.
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  Quote fat_theo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/29/2013 at 1:59am
I'm thinking about Cardrona as an option this year
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  Quote fat_theo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/29/2013 at 2:00am
Although a sneaky trip to Perisher could be on the cards as well....
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  Quote humdingaling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/14/2013 at 3:19pm
damn discount air nz tickets .....so tempting!!


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  Quote madsnake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/14/2013 at 7:51pm
 yeah i thought a bit too long on them and theyre over now. will probably still hit it up, serious snow withdrawals.  
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  Quote humdingaling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2013 at 8:33pm
Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side..
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  Quote koji3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2013 at 10:56pm
Finally get to board this year. Heading to Queenstown in mid/late August for a week and a half. Still not sure which mountains to hit as i get mixed reviews on all... 
Can't wait
If only Queensland had snow...
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  Quote dazzaspazza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2013 at 5:43pm
Cardrona is probably my favourite- but it's a bit more of a hike when you're staying in QT.
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  Quote koji3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2013 at 10:45pm
Just extended my trip to 2 weeks flat from 8 day!!! Yewwww! 
First time in 2 years! Pumped so much. Anyone else hitting QT around august 11-25?
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  Quote fat_theo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/30/2013 at 2:55pm
Lucky you mate! I can only make it to Perisher in the first week of Sept this year. I've done Coronet and Remarks quite a bit and I want to go to Cardrona and treble cone now as I hear that the snow conditions are often better. Only trouble is that they are a bit of a drive from Q'town.
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  Quote koji3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/30/2013 at 10:34pm
Much advice on which of the 4 would be best for learning? I'll be a bit sloppy but its my mates first time. 
Also any of the 4 got decent park set ups? mainly jumps and rails? I really want to get some practice in! If i get good enough i might even hit up Snow park NZ for a day!!! 

Btw staying at the normads in QT. 
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  Quote fat_theo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2013 at 2:21am
Nice central location koji3!
The Remarkables has the best park set-up in the area. The road can be a bit scary in bad weather.
Coronet has a good dual learner slope set-up now with 3 magic carpet rides. It's a bit of a jump though from their learner slope to the beginner runs, but hey we need to be challenged. If you are feeling confident then you can head out to the greengates chair on the far side. It's lots of fun over there but might be a bit much for your mate on his first time. The Remarks learner area can get a bit crowded in peak season, but the green runs are probably a bit more gentle, plus you can go tubing there as well. Haven't been to Cardrona and Treble Cone yet but I hear that Cardrona is set-up well for families and kids so I guess that means it would be good for learning.
The snowpark would be epic! Just want to make sure your travel insurance is paid up ;)
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  Quote humdingaling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2013 at 3:04am
cardrona has a beginner park section which is much more n00b friendly then the remarks 
only problem is making laps with it the run you either have to hike or do long loops on the green chair (which is very slow)

but this was 3 years ago almost so dont know if they changed it
dont know about snowpark imagine they would have top notch beginner park layout

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  Quote fat_theo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2013 at 2:11pm
I think the snowpark has a few levels depending on how many brave pills you have taken.
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  Quote fat_theo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2013 at 2:15am
So I noticed that The Remarkables has it's first dusting of snow today,
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  Quote koji3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/06/2013 at 9:37pm
See Mt Hutt? They have a huge load of snow already 

Btw guys thanks for the info. Might hit up the coronet peak first up for learning for the first 2-3 days. I have more then enough confidence that my friend will pick it up pretty quick. He's an amateur surfer/skateboarder but he's picked them up pretty quick. Hopefully some of those skills will come across to snowboarding. And the best bit is that he's very confident that he'll learn quick. The advance from blue to green sounds good at coronet, plus i think it'll keep me going for those few days while he's learning. 

I'll definitely hit up the park at remarkables asap. Will have plenty of Gopro stacks ready for you then. LOL If we save up enough money we will go heli boarding for sure and snowpark NZ is only if we are confident by then. 14 days, fingers crossed. 
If only Queensland had snow...
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  Quote humdingaling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/08/2013 at 11:20pm
hmmmm
snow park closed to public this year Dead

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  Quote koji3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/09/2013 at 10:15pm
Saw this yesterday and was gutted. Was going to post! 
The one time i plan a trip to the snow Cry but thats ok, ill spend the money towards another heli run maybe.
If only Queensland had snow...
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  Quote koji3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/31/2013 at 2:53pm
Aldi snow sale is on today guys! Cheap cheap cheap snow gear. 
10k waterproof, 10k breathable snow jackets at $40ish a pop and pants at $30ish.
Their 20k rating stuff is $100 for the jacket and $60 for the pants.

The thermals, socks, gloves aren't the best but if you're on a budget its ok.  
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  Quote humdingaling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/31/2013 at 10:18pm
yeah saw that
aldi is improving i must say

thing that most caught my eye was the snow chains though 
40 bucks
bargain!
considering most of the time you will not be using them
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  Quote Witters Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/07/2013 at 11:18pm
Yeah I just bought some gloves from Aldi. Look like the quality is decent. I'll have to wait and see
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  Quote koji3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/04/2013 at 8:49pm

Looks pretty good to me for start of season. Wish i was going back to Mt Hutt with that much snow thou.
More snow at remarks/ coronet and cardrona please!!! LOL

1 month to go till my trip. Getting pumped. Bought new boots because the old ones won't fit any more and all I need is a board bag. I have 2 but one's too big and the other too small... 
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  Quote madsnake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/04/2013 at 10:08pm

the first time i dont plan to do mt hutt and its already puking! Cry 

thats good sign so far though, hopefully it keeps up.  

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  Quote koji3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/09/2013 at 8:57pm
More snow in NZ after the snow storms. Parts of Mt Hutt are 3.5m they report! DayuM!

Can't wait, 1 month to go!
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