Just went snowboarding in the weekend. We've got heaps of snow atm in NZ . Had quite a few lean yrs but the last couple have been pretty good with colder Winters.
Snow conditions were great the first time we went up(last Thursday). Just snowed the day before then cleared and temp was relatively mild.
Took the kids(3) up the mountain on Saturday which for 2 of them (6 and 10yrs) was their first time skiing. They had a great time and they took it up pretty quick!
Don't really go up that much these days as its quite costly etc.
But the view itself up the top of Mt Hutt(where we went) is just beautiful on a clear blue sky day though! Then you get the added benefit of skiing/boarding.