While activities such as skiing and snow boarding generally take place with commercial ski areas, some activities, especially backcountry activities are outside the scope and repsonsibility of the ski area so it's essential you plan and prepare well.
There are some key things to 'know before you go', so follow the Outdoor Safety Code and where appropriate, take note of the Snow Responsibility Code, complete the Outdoors Intentions process, especially for back country activities and use the links below. Have a great time!
Be aware of the weather:
Mountain weather can deteriorate very rapidly. So make sure you check the weather forecast and always go prepared for the worst conditions. You can check avalanche forecasts by visiting http://www.avalanche.net.nz/ or check with the ski area.
check out the snow safety code online - http://adventuresmart.org.nz/Files/snow-code-download.pdf
check out the outdoor safety code online - http://adventuresmart.org.nz/files/Outdoor-Safety-Code.pdf