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5 things to do for non-skiers

Snow-tubing offers a wild ride - without the skill of skiing.

Does the thought of hitting the slopes leave you feeling cold? Try these winter activities instead.

Snow at South Island ski fields nothing on last year

Coronet's patchy start is in stark contrast to the winter wonderland of last June.

Fields that were in full swing last year are still closed.

Queenstown opens Winter Festival video

Revellers mark the start of the 10-day Queenstown Winter Festival with a party in the resort town on Friday night.

Unseasonably warm temperatures haven't stopped 10,000 people officially welcoming winter in Queenstown.

Snow report: Get your snow dance on

A big crowd turned up for The Remarkables opening weekend, including Angelique Vinnedge, of Canada, and Jesse James ...

Unseasonably warm conditions this week have delayed the openings of ski fields around the country.

Too warm - Coronet Peak closes, Treble Cone delays opening

Coronet Peak closed on Wednesday as rain and warm conditions affected the snow base.

Warm weather has lead to Coronet Peak's closure and three key Queenstown Winter Festival events are moving to The Remarkables.

The Remarkables ski area to open video

Shadow Basin gets prepared for opening day.

Snow bunnies rejoice - The Remarkables are ready and waiting for you.

Snowboarders argue their rights

Snowboarders argue banning them from federally owned property is discrimination.

Snowboarders are fighting a decision to ban them from a skiers-only mountain in Utah, saying it's discrimination.

Tips on dressing for the snow video

t's possible to be fashionable and stay warm on the ski field.

Layer with basics and use fashion-forward outer clothes to make a statement.

Strong start to southern ski season

Canadian Angelique Vinnedge and Queenstown 16-year-olds Oliver Hill, Simon Morganty and Ben Evans were first on the ...

 Southern skifields have had a strong opening to the ski-season, after the winter weather returned in the nick of time.

Ski season opens with a warning

Mt Hutt Skifield opened for the season on Saturday.

Three people died in avalanches in 2015 – the most fatalities in a season in six years.

What's up Coronet Peak?

Coronet Peak ski area manager Ross Copland says the mountain is ready for its official opening.

 What goes on at the Coronet Peak as the opening day is just around the corner? Final snow-making, grooming and rehearsals and more rehearsals.

Coronet Peak brings snow to Queenstown

Erryn Noondhuek, 8, from Dalefield, was one of the tubers at the Coronet Peak snow event in Queenstown.

Coronet Peak has snow to spare so on Monday the crew built a surprise kicker for snowboarding and tubing in central Queenstown.

5 things to do in winter

Coronet Peak attracts visitors from all over the world.

Bust out your beanies and fill up the hotties - the snowy season has finally arrived. Here's how to make the most of it.

Tinder at the snow:

If you're female, the odds are definitely in your favour.

Ladies if you're looking for love in a snow town then the odds are definitely in your favour.

Check out The Remarkables

Looks pretty good, right?

The Remarkables are looking, well, remarkable. Are you ready?

Guys, it's been snowing

Turoa ski field after a recent dumping of 15cm of snow.

It should be a good season - ski fields around the country are reporting a good dusting of the white stuff.

Best apps for the snow

Having fun in the snow at Coronet Peak are staff members Alice Dott, Nina Servay and Willemijn Scholtens.

From weather forecasts to tracking your ski and snowboarding performance, these apps will get you excited for winter.

How to run a skifield video

Skiers dominate at Mt Hutt with snowboarders making up about 30 per cent of users.

Avalanche control, rescuing the scared, and serving 10.5 tonnes of chips is all part of the job.

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.

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