Our messy summer has sprung another surprise - snow. "A lot of people have come out to have a play" on the ski fields.
Missing a white Christmas? Live vicariously through this footage of stunning winter wonderlands.
This is your very quick guide at how not to get off a moving ski lift.
Unseasonable snow falls on the hills around Central Otago - and more is likely.
Kiwi freeskier Sam Smoothy shows what it's like to hit the slopes at Masikryong Ski Resort.
He's been dubbed "the Michelangelo of snow" for his hand-painted guides to the slopes.
Expansion likely as Queenstown skifield numbers boom in warmer conditions.
Now could be the time to book a northern winter ski holiday with Brexit clearing the ski fields.
Jeremie Heitz "never says no to adventure", which includes a daring descent on a near-vertical peak.
Everyone is ordering martinis, shaken, not stirred in a mountain-top restaurant which starred in Spectre.
Ever heard of winter addicts?
South Island skifields in final throes of spring snow.
Springtime offer the best ways to cutting the budgetary fat when it comes to carving up the ski slopes.
A $100m ski field development is planned for Mount Ruapehu, with a gondola and new cafe all part of the face-lift.
After years away, Simon Maude rediscovers magnificent Mt Ruapehu, only to find it shining brighter than ever.
Remember when a ski holiday involved an unrelenting diet of battered sausages and deep fried potatoes?
To ski or not to ski? Here's your snow report for Friday.
Matching fluoro, retro one-piece snow suits, multi-coloured headbands, rainbow ski googles and patterns galore.
This is a ski deal that has been (so far!) the preserve of just a few in-the-know.
As Japan suffers an economic downturn, the popularity of a sleepy resort town has snowballed.
Two skiers needed helicopter rescues on Saturday after falls on Canterbury skifields.
Scores of people trapped on Mt Hutt's main chairlift for up to two hours after glitch.
Wanaka skifield is getting a gondola-charlift in time for next year's ski season.
Ski and snowboard-related accidents are costing taxpayers millions of dollars a year and they're on the rise.
Is there a place more beautiful than the Mackenzie region in New Zealand?
"I'm sick of there actually not being any snow!!! I want a snow day."
I spent my first day eating snow on the free beginner platter as all my dignity flew out the window.
Skiers in Chile were enjoying a bluebird day when Mother Nature put on a spectacular show.
Having only skied in NZ and Canada, it seems sensible to continue my search for the world's best ski area.
A group of skiers triggered the avalanche but skied safely out of it.