Close to Queenstown, Snowmaking
often cops a fair bit of rain
CP is the closet resort to Queenstown which is good because there is a great nightlife there and plenty of activities to enjoy. Accommodation is no problem in Queenstown, then just drive up to the mountain each morning.
It is a fun mountain to play with a reliable snowbase due to the advanced snow-making capabilities CP has, however CP often cops a fair bit of pre-frontal rain which stops the snowbase growing. Over the last 8 years (2000-2008 * inclusive) their snowbase has only been above 100cm in three seasons (2008 + 2006 + 2004) in 2004 the snowbase reached the 100cm mark but did not exceed it.
There is terrain for everyone including the more advanced skiers as well (the backbowls).
If you get bored of CP there is the Remarkables nearby to shred as well!