Ski town defying population slump

Niseko is attracting the bulk of the estimated 30,000 skiers who visit Japan for an affordable, overseas winter break.

As Japan suffers an economic downturn, the popularity of a sleepy resort town has snowballed.

Two skiers airlifted to Chch hospital

A man injured while skiing at Mt Olympus skifield on Saturday was flown to Christchurch Hospital for treatment.

Two skiers needed helicopter rescues on Saturday after falls on Canterbury skifields.

Chairlift evacuated at Mt Hutt video

Just over 170 people had to be evacuated from Mt Hutt's Summit 6 chairlift after a mechanical fault on Sunday.

Scores of people trapped on Mt Hutt's main chairlift for up to two hours after glitch.

$10m 'chondola' gets go-ahead

The present McDougall's ski lift at Cardrona is set to be replaced by a state-of-the-art chondola.

Wanaka skifield is getting a gondola-charlift in time for next year's ski season.

Ski bill over $10m already

Ski-related ACC injury claims are on the rise.

Ski and snowboard-related accidents are costing taxpayers millions of dollars a year and they're on the rise.

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