An action-packed getaway to Ruapehu district doesn't depend on snow - but it does help.
Over 20,000 snow enthusiasts made it out to both Whakapapa and Turoa last weekend.
Chairlift dating, free drinks and week-long parties. World's best resorts for singles.
You get sick of taking photos when everyday is one that you never want to forget.
Sunshine, snow and mountain reopenings look to give skifield its best conditions since season started.
Cardrona skifield had to "close the gates" yesterday.
Skiers will be hoping for fresh snow this weekend, after delayed start to full season at Ruapehu.
It's the beginning of the South Island ski season and Coronet Peak is ready to welcome snow enthusiasts.
Where's your favourite place to carve it up? Share the snow love with other ski fans.
You might be able to tackle double-black-diamond runs on one ski, but can you handle a pint of beer served in a boot?
This is off the beaten piste to the extreme - places to ski where no-one can hear you scream.
Snow enthusiasts heading to Mt Ruapehu will be able to hit the slopes faster. Enter our competition to win passes.
Eager skiers and snowboarders have kicked off the snow season in Wanaka. | No snow, no show
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Minimise T-bar tantrums by getting good value on the slopes this winter.
With just two weeks to go until the start of the ski season, check out what's new on our top slopes.
Instead of hiding away from the winter the elements, why not embrace them by planning a winter holiday.
The first of 13 skifields with four hours of the South Island's largest city opens in less than two weeks.
Which places in the world do you most want to see so you don't have regrets on your deathbed?
These spectacular ridges and peaks offer fabulous views. Great food and wine seal the deal.
Up in the snowy north, one of the world's toughest dogsledding competitions takes place.
I spent last year in Whistler, Canada, also known as snow heaven, Bryn Masters writes.
Copper Mountain, Colorado USA, has a good claim on the title of best snow slopes.
With 200km of groomed slopes, served by over 50 lifts (some heated), this is slice of Alp heaven.
A total 'Nordic' experience and 30cm powder every day. Sounds like snow heaven to us.
JOSH MARTIN - Sunday Star TimesSkiers in search of season-pass bargains need to act quickly.
In the white continent, "you come for the animals, but you will return for the ice".
Skiing's furious flock to the Madloch descent, 'a tougher proposition than many a World Cup downhill race'.
Japan's snow playground boasts world-class conditions, sophisticated apres ski options and affordable passes.
When on Vail's famed slopes keep the camera at hand - you never know when you'll bump into a celebrity.
Sunday Star TimesMy experience in the snow was life-defining, says TV chef Pete Evans.
The Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is China's most famous and popular winter attraction.
There are few ski resorts where you see a soldier waiting for the gondola with a snowboard and an AK-47.
Whistler is one of the best places to ski in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.
From St Anton to St Christoph, here's a rundown on Austria's best ski runs.
Forget the glitz of Aspen and the lure of mighty Mammoth, the US has much more to offer.
Its little-known ski industry offers plenty of snow, few crowds and many attractions on and off the slopes.
Don't hesitate to take the kids to a laid-back winter wonderland ski resort in British Columbia.
"Mother Nature may try and take away our snow, but she'll never take away our FREEDOM!"
Lapsed skier Steve Kilgallon has a religious experience on the slopes of Turoa skifield.
This is off the beaten piste to the extreme - places to ski where no one can hear you scream.
Adrenalin is a powerful drug that lures me over again to a new addiction - riding through trees.
From igloos to heli lodges, here's three of the northern hemisphere's top snow hotels.
Old-school skiers call snowboarders "gays on trays", as if being gay and being a snowboarder is an insult.
Rug up and sit back for a doggone good time at Mount Hotham.
The scenery is quite spectacular on this one-day joy flight over Antarctica.
My first ski trip gave new meaning to the term ''carving it up''.
Diane Drayton could have honourably hung up her crampons after she broke her back in a horrific fall.
Who said festival season is summer? Try any of these winter festivals on for size.
The best perspective of Rakaia Gorge and river is from the front seat of a speeding jetboat.