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Big snow blankets ski fields gallery video

Snow blankets picnic tables on the deck at Coronet Peak.

With the ski season just weeks away from opening, a heavy snow dump has blanketed South Island fields.

Skifields ramp up the action as snow falls

Large snow drifts on the Remarkables Ski Area access road have prevented employees from getting to work today.

Skifield preparations are in full swing ahead of the scheduled openings in June.

Winds lash Christchurch video

Snow could fall down to 1000 metres in the South Island on Monday night.

Powerlines down and power outages as strong winds lash Canterbury.

How to ski on a budget

Heading to the slopes this winter? Here are some money saving tips for newbies.

Heading to the slopes this winter? Here are some money saving tips for newbies.

5 things to do in Queenstown

A performer walks in the street parade at the Queenstown Winter Festival.

As the snow season approaches, start planning a trip to this winter paradise.

What's new for 2016 ski season?

Stand above the clouds at The Remarkables in Queenstown.

As the first flakes of snow drop we discover what we can look forward to, on and off the slopes.

Best early-bird ski deals

The Remarkables have added 150 new car parks to car park 4 offering skiers 45.5 hectares more of lift-accessed skiable ...

From Queenstown to Australia, these deals will get you more pow for your buck.

New ski track ready for winter

A walker crosses a section of the gorge onto the new track.

Now all the Manganui Ski Field needs is some snow.

Winter will come ski managers predict

The unusually warm May weather is expected to continue for a while yet but skiers are keen to see some snow on the ...

Temperatures are picked to be up to 2 degrees Celsius higher on average this month, threatening weather records. 

Antarctica's hot market melts ice

Tourists look at Chinstrap Penguins on Half Moon Island in the South Shetlands, off the Antarctic peninsula.

Wealthy travellers are scrambling to see the frozen continent - but could be hastening its demise

Chile's chilly treat

A snowboarder jumps at Valle Nevado, at the east of Santiago in the Los Andes mountain range.

The pristine powder and enchanting scenery make Valle Nevado seem heaven sent.

Bikini-clad skiers set record video

Skiers and snow boarders descend from a slope as they attempt to break the record for mass skiing in swimming suits at ...

Taking to snow-covered slopes in your swimwear? Why not.

The slower side of Queenstown

The view over the Shotover River from a hot tub at Onsen Hot Pools, near Queenstown.

Soaking up Queenstown's charm, not dashing madly through it.

NZ ski resorts best in world

Coronet Peak attracts visitors from around the world.

Queenstown's Coronet Peak and The Remarkables have been recognised among the top 12 ski resorts in the world.

No, it's not a Yeti

The "Yeti" was allegedly sighted in Formigal, a ski resort in northeastern Spain.

The existence of the Abominable Snowman has not yeti been proven.

Kiwi caught in US snow storm

Snow covers the deck of Joanne Clapp's home after a massive snow storm in the east coast of the United States.

As record US blizzard rages on, Kiwi looks on the bright side and enjoys a few days off work.

Ski fields battle for early birds

Porters ski field in central Canterbury has dropped its 2016 season pass rate below regional rival, Mt Hutt.

Canterbury's Porters ski field has fired back in a price war with NZ Ski Group's Mt Hutt.

Boeing 757 touches down in Antarctica

The Boeing 757 touched down on a blue ice runway at Union Glacier in Antarctica.

Conventional passenger planes could become more common for travel to Antarctica.

Mt Hutt named best ski resort

A skier enjoys fantastic snow conditions at award-winning Mt Hutt.

Mt Hutt named New Zealand's best ski resort at world awards.

Men in high heels

The view from a lookout on the Remarkables.

An green, low-risk activity in the adventure capital of New Zealand

10km skifield gondola

The proposed Leitner Poma gondola which would carry passengers from the Remarkables Park Town Centre directly to the ...

Plans afoot for a 10km gondola linking Queenstown to the Remarkables Ski Area.

NZSki to seal Remarkables road

Fresh powder lures a snowboarder at The Remarkables.

NZSki continues multimillion dollar investment at The Remarkables near Queenstown.

The town no-one wants to leave

Whistler Blackcomb at dusk is a beautiful sight.

There's a reason why so many Kiwis and Aussies head to Whistler for a ski season - and simply never leave.

Are you a skier or snowboarder? video

Mt Ruapehu's Turoa ski field has extended their season to Labour Weekend following a late snow dump.

At Turoa ski field this was an easy question; never has deliberation been so absent.

Same altitude, different class video

Rena Cato, 5, from Wellington was part of Turoa's Yeti Centre teaching children as young as three to ski.

Skiing has changed, I am told. The financial elite no longer rule the mountain like they used to.

Skiers seek thrills during blizzard video

A lot of digging was needed to free cars parked in the car park at Whakapapa on Sunday.

Booze, ice bars, adult card games - what to do when you can't ski.

The city that loves winter

It is said by some that Ottawa is the world's second coldest national capital, following only Ulan Bator, of Mongolia.

It is said by some that Ottawa is the world's second coldest national capital, following only Ulan Bator, of Mongolia.

Blizzards continue at Whakapapa video

The Ruapehu Cafe was snowed under on Sunday morning.

Keen skiers hunker down as 200 cars escorted off mountain.

Bumper ski season

Skiers continue to enjoy the slopes at Mt Hutt (pictured) as the region's ski fields experience a bumper season.

Canterbury's ski fields are experiencing a bumper season as skiers continue to take advantage of late snow.

World's best hot tubs gallery

The pool at Amangani, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.

What's a ski trip without a hot tub? Nothing if these apres-ski hot tubs are anything to go by.

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