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Fireworks explode over Queenstown as thousands celebrate Southern Hemisphere's biggest winter party.
Capable dogs and their confused owners barrelled down Coronet Peak ski field on the opening day of Queenstown Winter Festival.
The downhill rush, alpine vistas, camaraderie and mulled wine are now far more accessible for older skiers.
Popular areas of Mt Ruapehu are to remain free of charge after proposed costs outraged locals and snow-lovers.
Going for a sled or building a snowman on popular Mt Ruapehu ski fields is about to get very pricey.
The Queenstown ski area welcomed more than 1000 people before lunchtime on Saturday.
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NZ's best ski field rolled out the white carpet for the first visitors while Mother Nature played her part.
Temperatures plummeted under clear skies across NZ, with minus six recorded in the South Island.
Skifields are due to open in time for the school holidays, directors say.
Two Queenstown ski fields are pumping out the snow before the opening on Saturday,
South Island ski fields are hoping for a better start to the season after a "lean snow year" in 2016.
Despite warm temperatures, Ruapehu welcomed its first skiers and snowboarders this weekend.
Look beyond the low temperatures to the breathtaking views and adventures the season affords.
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