There are plenty of slopes in New Zealand and Australia that offer pulse racing adventures to snowboard lovers. However, snow boarding does not come cheap and you need to go to a place where you can expect to get full value for your money.
Threadbo Ski Resort
This place is only a 6 hours drive away from either Melbourne or Sydney. Located in the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, Australia it has plenty of action and activities that will have the entire family enthralled and entertained. Spread over 480 acres, 25 % of the land is serviced by the latest snow making machines making it the resort with the widest snow making facilities in Australia. With a summit height of 2037 meters and 14 lifts to take visitors up the slopes, the place has an amazing 50 runs with the longest one being 5.9 kilometers. It is divided into 4 terrain parks with 16% reserved for beginners, 67% for intermediate players and 17% for advanced riders. You can go night skiing on Thursdays and Saturday nights. If you are looking for the steepest terrain in Australia for snowboarding, this is the place for you.
The Attractions of Cardrona
Cardrona ski resort, which is located in New Zealand’s South Island, caters well to the snowboarding community with its 4 terrain parks and 2 half pipes. There is also a High Performance Center where advanced snowboarders can train and hone their skills. Its high elevation ensures it of some reliable snow conditions and beginners especially find it fun and friendly. Its terrain is divided into 25% beginner, 50% intermediate and 25% advanced levels. 6 lifts are available to take visitors up the slopes.
Falls Creek Resort
The Falls Creek area is a well developed one where the terrain is good and expert riders have something in the form of steep runs to keep them occupied. There are 3 main terrain parks here and 1 exclusively for children. 13 lifts are used to take visitors to 92 trails covering a total area of 450 hectares. The widest run here is of 3 kilometers. 80% of the area is covered by snow machines so it’s highly unlikely that you will be disappointed even if the Falls Creek snow report is not very encouraging. The terrain is divided into 17% for beginners, 60 % for intermediate riders and 23% for advanced riders.
So, what will it be - Threadbo, Falls Creek or Cardrona ski resort?