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If you're into snowboarding, you'll be into New Zealand. Big time. The slopes here are snowboard friendly, the views are magnificent and the fun's on tap.

If you’re looking for super pipes, rails, boxes and off-trail powder freedom you’ll find them on New Zealand’s snowfields. For awesome freeriding, you can't go past Coronet Peak in Queenstown. This ski field has terrain for snowboarders of all abilities with slopes that offer both wide-open pistes and well-groomed trails.

In terms of spectacular views and crowd-free slopes, Ohau - a ski area between Christchurch and Queenstown - takes the cake. With a great choice of steeps and excellent riding for all levels, Ohau is an internationally-renowned snowboard resort that's a must-do for keen riders.

But that's not all. The Remarkables, Treble Cone, Cardrona and Porters are all worth a mention; with these places also offering lessons for novices. The scenery - when you get a chance to catch your breath - will blow your mind.

Have you ever gone snowboarding on a volcano before? The Central North Island has two ski areas catering to all snowboarding abilities, perched on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu - not your usual alpine destination!

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