The recipe to a successful solo-parent trip with kids: Equal parts planning and positive attitude.
A Canterbury ski field is first to fire up its snowmakers this season.
There are 25 days until the Australasian ski season kicks off, not that we're counting.
Newcomers are relentlessly reminded here, where white is the new black, that polar bears are the Big Dogs.
As dawn washes over the icy mountain planes, the hint of a new day ﬂoats through the air, and faint sunlight kisses Cotopaxi's snowy face.