Question Canterbury on snow Accom?

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by windy, May 9, 2017.

  1. windy

    windy Active Member

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    Looking at doing something different this year for our NZ snow trip. I've done Queenstown/Wanaka fields + Mt Hutt but I haven't been to any of the Canty club fields.

    Which one is the best in terms of terrain and which one has the best on mountain accomidation? (also how hard are nutcrackers to ride on a snowboard?)
     
  2. Red_switch

    Red_switch Part of the Furniture
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    Terrain = Temple Basin. Take an ice axe and crampons.
     
  3. craighelo

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    Draizuh Dedicated Member

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    Need more info. What is it you are after??If you want groomers, cheeseman and porters are the only mountains besides hutt with groomers. The rest are pretty much entirely offpiste.

    Nutcrackers are easier on a snowboard depending on which side the rope is on and wether you are goofy or regular.
     
  5. gibbsy

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    TB is great. Craigieburn is also very good. Both need freshies though and are subject to massively variable conditions.
     
  6. sbm

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    WRT accomodation, I think you'll find the club fields are more of a Euro mountain hut or backpackers situation. Dorms, communal bathrooms kitchen & living areas.

    Porters lodge for the most commercial-style accomodation?
     
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    My brief experience, was that the boarders with us had more success with the "wrong-side" tows riding switch, instead of riding backside!