we want to ski in nz but are very put off by the apparent palaver it involves. can anyone recommend a decent rental for 4 adults/ 1 child very near ruapehu so we dont have to spend our time sitting in a car? having trawled through the hype i am actually beginning to think it would be more fun to go to japan, the usa or canada. it wouldnt cost that much more either. definition of near = 10 minutes drive max.