The call of the ice


In the white continent, "you come for the animals, but you will return for the ice".

Icy passage to Antarctica Downturn in Antarctic tourism On the edge of the Antarctic

White knuckle ride

Patrick Ortlieb Skiing's furious flock to the Madloch descent, 'a tougher proposition than many a World Cup downhill race'.

Walking in a winter wonderland

Japan Japan's snow playground boasts world-class conditions, sophisticated apres ski options and affordable passes.

Luring celebrities from the start

Vail When on Vail's famed slopes keep the camera at hand - you never know when you'll bump into a celebrity.

The trip that changed me

sKI My experience in the snow was life-defining, says TV chef Pete Evans.