terrain, views, native parrots
20 minute drive to lodging in peaceful Methven. Road can close.
You can see the Pacific in the distance beyond the checkerboad of farms of the Cantibury Plains. Terrain is farily steep and it's an open wide bowl with varying pitches across the mountain.
I was there in 1999 but the date visited doesn't allow you to post that.
Everyone I met in New Zealand was friendly, skied 4 places, this was the best.