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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.

Win: Ski passes to Mt Ruapehu

Opening day of the 2015 ski season at Whakapapa and Turoa, Mt Ruapehu.

There is one benefit to the cold spring we're experiencing: an extended ski season. 

'Undiscovered' ski area untouched

A skier in action at the new ski area, Soho Basin, which has more than 260ha of terrain.

South Island ski area has hardly changed since New Zealand was colonised

Queenstown ski area 'undiscovered for 85 years'

A skier in action at the new ski area, Soho Basin, which has more than 260ha of terrain.

A new ski area "undiscovered for 85 years" has opened without fanfare.

Counting the cost of skifield accidents

Oliver Sullivan, 20, is recovering in the Burwood Spinal Unit after initially having no feeling in his legs from a skiing accident on Craigieburn.

More than $1.6m in ACC claims has been paid out to Canterbury skiers and snowboarders this year.

Short break in Queenstown

When even the black runs start to pall, get an adrenaline rush with bungy jumping above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu.

Experience the delights of a short break in Queenstown and Wanaka

Where to go for snow

Skiers are pictured on a chair lift with Matterhorn mountain at Sunnegga in the ski resort of Zermatt in this February 21, 2011 file photo. Prospects are bright for Switzerland's winter tourism industry, which is pinning its hopes on a slew of new luxury developments and bigger, better ski resorts to get back to growth. Aside from skiing, Switzerland has long been a prized winter destination due to an abundance of high-end shopping, luxury hotels and spas. To match TRAVEL-SWITZERLAND/SKIING      REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files (SWITZERLAND - Tags: TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT SPORT SKIING SOCIETY BUSINESS)

Want to be sure of good snow? These top ski spots (almost) always come through.

A town of two halves

Kathryn Wilson's sold-out fashion show, featured The Bachelor's Art Green

It's simply a beautiful place for everyone. And sometimes you don't need to spend money to find it.

10 snow spots you've never heard of

Skiing at the Shemshak Ski Resort, Alborz Mountains, Iran.

Beijing scored the winning bid for the Winter Olympics in 2022 this week. Who even knew Beijing had mountains?

International festival returns to Queenstown

Veuve Clicquot New Zealand senior brand manager Rai Banbury pours one of tens of thousands of glasses of champagne for the 2013 Clicquot in the Snow event.

An international event held at luxury ski resorts around the world has kicked off in Queenstown.

Aus or NZ: Best for skiing?

Perisher has plenty of great terrain, especially if you are a beginner or intermediate.

This month I skied in Australia for the first time. So, how does it compare to New Zealand?

Thredbo for non-skiers

In the spa at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel.

If you have no interest in skiing or snowboarding, there's still plenty to do at the Snowy Mountains resort.

10 ways to tell if you're a snow addict

Some of us just can't get enough of the snow. Photo:

Do big, white flakes make you delirious? It's possible you're a snow tragic

How to have a family snow holiday

Family fun in the snow at Cardrona.

Cardrona is NZ's best family ski resort. Host of the Winter Games, this 'melting marshmallow mountain', provides a soft landing for kids.

Top apres ski spots in NZ and Aus

Get the Apres ski experience in Queenstown, New Zealand.

We may not have Austria's apres ski scene, but we do have some worthy slope contenders.

Winter of content in France

An unusual blue and brown-eyed husky at Espace Nordique du Haut-Giffre, Col de Joux Plane, above Samoëns in the French Alps​

Find out how to live like a local - and stay for free - in the French Alps.

Coronet enjoys busiest day on record

Coronet Peak ski field is enjoying some of the best conditions in years.

Coronet Peak records busiest day ever as ski fields bask in one the best starts to a snow season in years.

Upper mountains to open this weekend

Photos taken on Wednesday morning at Mt Ruapehu show a fresh dumping of powder on the slopes of the mountain.

Whakapapa skifield saw 20 centimetres of fresh snow fall overnight on Tuesday, with more scheduled to fall later this week. 

Snow addict makes own skis video

Christchurch man Nick Pomeroy has turned a lifelong sking passion into making his own skis at his  Mt Pleasant home.

The brand is Cocaine Skis, because snow is an "addictive white powder that costs lots of money".

What to wear on the slopes

Looking the part is half the battle on the slopes.

Just say no to jeans and make sure to avoid the gaper gap.

'Significant' snow predicted

Canterbury stock could be affected by snowfall next week.

Canterbury motorists and farmers could be "significantly" affected by snow next week, a weather service reports. 

Snow bunnies rejoice

Opening day of the 2015 ski season at Whakapapa and Turoa, Mt Ruapehu.

North Island snow fields opened on Saturday after a long anticipated wait by skiers and snowboarders alike.

Warmer winds on the way

Snow between Springfield and Oxford last Monday. Nor-westerly winds will provide warmer temperatures this week.

Make use of the ski fields while you can - the "snow eater" wind is on its way.

Mt Hutt road chaos

Skiers faced delays on Mt Hutt's access road on Saturday morning.

Skiers headed to Mt Hutt Ski Area are stuck in a 2-kilometre long queue. 

No leg, no barrier for teen video

Sean Prendeville gets instructions on skiing on a prosthetic leg at Mt Hutt from Barb Wackwitz, his adaptive ski instructor.

Teen disregards advice he would never ski with his "no limits'' attitude.

Ski cafe only for those who pay

Most of Mt Hutt's Sky High cafe is reserved for those who purchase food and drink.

Mt Hutt's cafeteria will prioritise paying customers this season, but says picnickers won't be left out in the cold.

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