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More days of night ski at Coronet Peak

In July Wednesday will be added to Fridays and Saturdays of nigh skiing at Coronet Peak.

In July snow-lovers will be able to night ski three times a week on Coronet.

Skifield's high-tech conveyor lift

The enclosed double conveyor belt is set to land at The Remarkables.

The Slinky-like tube will be the first enclosed double conveyor lift in New Zealand.

Galloping moose surprises snowboarder video

A moose on the loose caught holidaymakers off guard as it sprinted down the slopes.

A moose on the loose caught holidaymakers off guard as it sprinted down the slopes.

Amputee to conquer Antarctic Peninsula

William Pike gets some practice on Mt Cook.

William Pike lost his leg in a mountaineering accident a decade ago, he will join three others in Antarctica this month.

Off to icy Antarctica

Isobel Ewing gets in some practice on Mt Cook.

She's climbed Mt Taranaki, and now she's heading for Mt Scott, in Antarctica.

Sahara Desert covered in snow video

Snow has not fallen in Ain Sefra since February 18, 1979.

Sand dunes become ski slopes after freak weather leaves desert blanketed by one metre of snow.

Skiing in the summer? video

Mt Ruapehu received a surprising amount of mid-summer snowfall on Thursday night.

Our messy summer has sprung another surprise - snow. "A lot of people have come out to have a play" on the ski fields.

Picture-perfect places for snow video

Paris is beautiful in the snow.

Missing a white Christmas? Live vicariously through this footage of stunning winter wonderlands.

Epic ski lift fail video

How not to get off a ski lift.

This is your very quick guide at how not to get off a moving ski lift.

Middle of summer, we have snow

Snow fell in the middle of summer, January 4, on the Old Man Range near Alexandra.

Unseasonable snow falls on the hills around Central Otago - and more is likely.

Kiwi's North Korea ski adventure

Sam Smoothy and film producer Will Lascelles, at the Korean demilitarised zone.

Kiwi freeskier Sam Smoothy shows what it's like to hit the slopes at Masikryong Ski Resort.

Man who paints ski trail maps

James Niehues painting in the tree shadows on the 2016 Alta map image.

He's been dubbed "the Michelangelo of snow" for his hand-painted guides to the slopes.

Southern skifield numbers rise

NZSki chief executive Paul Anderson says there is potential to expand The Remarkables skifield in Queenstown.

Expansion likely as Queenstown skifield numbers boom in warmer conditions.

Brexit keeps Brits off ski slopes

Everything from lift passes and equipment hire to a piste-side hot chocolate will cost that bit extra.

Now could be the time to book a northern winter ski holiday with Brexit clearing the ski fields.

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.

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