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Spot the skier on 4000m cliff video

Jeremie Heitz in the Pennine Alps.

Jeremie Heitz "never says no to adventure", which includes a daring descent on a near-vertical peak.

Dining like James Bond video

The Ice-Q is perched in the Austrian mountains.

Everyone is ordering martinis, shaken, not stirred in a mountain-top restaurant which starred in Spectre.

Winter-chasing is an addiction

220916 Photo: Supplied. Freestyle skier from England Henry Burrows, 25, who spent this season working in Queenstown's ...

Ever heard of winter addicts?

Skifields' snowy swansong

The Remarkables ski area manager Ross Lawrence and all staff celebrated the last day in a beach theme.

South Island skifields in final throes of spring snow.

Bloomin' good deals on spring skiing

Thanks to a late dumping of snow, the skifields at Mt Ruapehu will be popular during the school spring break.

Springtime offer the best ways to cutting the budgetary fat when it comes to carving up the ski slopes.

Gondola for Mt Ruapehu

Whakapapa's new chairlift, the Rangatira Express, was the start of a $100million infrastructure upgrade for Mt Ruapehu.

A $100m ski field development is planned for Mount Ruapehu, with a gondola and new cafe all part of the face-lift.

Ruapehu: the magic mountain

The writer's spirits soar when he catches that first glimpse of magnificent Mt Ruapehu.

After years away, Simon Maude rediscovers magnificent Mt Ruapehu, only to find it shining brighter than ever.

The ski-field food revolution

Consumers expect a more gourmet experience when skiing and snowboarding.

Remember when a ski holiday involved an unrelenting diet of battered sausages and deep fried potatoes?

Friday a 'bluebird' day to ski

WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 18: Byron Raubenheimer of New Zealand competes in the Snowboard Cross Adaptive Standing Men ...

To ski or not to ski? Here's your snow report for Friday.

Spring on the skifields

Skier Sean Drinkwater skis the slopes in his retro gear and mullet.

Matching fluoro, retro one-piece snow suits, multi-coloured headbands, rainbow ski googles and patterns galore.

The secret snow deal the locals are hiding

Making the first tracks in the unmarked snow is a thrill for all snowbunnies.

This is a ski deal that has been (so far!) the preserve of just a few in-the-know.

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 millionsĀ of dollars a year and they're on the rise.

Mackenzie District: Things to do in winter

Making snow angels with Mt. Cook in the distance.

Is there a place more beautiful than the Mackenzie region in New Zealand?

Queenstown's snow no-show explained

The TSS Earnslaw cruises across Lake Wakatipu towards Walter Peak on Friday.

"I'm sick of there actually not being any snow!!! I want a snow day."

Learning to ride at Treble Cone

The views are unbeatable from the top of Treble Cone mountain.

I spent my first day eating snow on the free beginner platter as all my dignity flew out the window.

Skiers watch volcano erupt

The Nevados de Chillan mountain is a popular ski resort in Chile.

Skiers in Chile were enjoying a bluebird day when Mother Nature put on a spectacular show.

Powder play video

Alex Dehnel, skis powder snow at Whitewater Ski Resort.

Having only skied in NZ and Canada, it seems sensible to continue my search for the world's best ski area.

Avalanche near Wanaka

A size 2 avalanche was triggered in an out of bounds area near Treble Cone ski field by a group of four skiers on Sunday.

A group of skiers triggered the avalanche but skied safely out of it.

When wild animals terrify skiers

Jester, the domesticated cat that skis.

The only thing better than skiing super-dry, untracked powder is discovering animals who love the same.

Avalanche warning after near miss

A group of guides triggered an avalanche behind The Remarkables mountain range on Monday.

A warning is in place after back country adventurer triggered an avalanche on Monday.

Skiing vs snowboarding

WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 28:  Zhifeng Sun of China competes in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Halfpipe Qualification ...

There has for the past few years been much talk about the "death of snowboarding".

Under the mountain video

The Hapuawhenua train tunnel is now part of the Old Coach Road segment of Nga Haerenga - the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

Whether it snows or no, Ruapehu has plenty of attractions for the short and long term visitor

Avalanches: What you need to know

Backcountry skiing and snowboarding is more popular than ever.

Safety warnings are in place, but what causes the avalanches and what can you do to stay safe?

No business like snow business

Skiers and snowboarders make the most of fine weather during the opening weekend of the Rainbow Ski Area season.

Smiles all round as Rainbow Ski Area starts its season with a "near perfect" day.

Ruapehu ski fields set to open

Mt Ruapehu's slopes are starting to look a little whiter.

Whakapapa and Turoa poised to open from top to bottom after a big dump of snow.

Long-awaited snow is here

Remarkables ski instructors enjoying the snowfall on Thursday, when 20cm of snow was dumped overnight.

"We're all very excited and people up here are absolutely fizzing about the conditions," says Remarkables ski area manager.

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