Ruapehu ski fields set to open
Ruapehu ski fields set to open

Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas look set to open to skiers and boarders on the upper and lower slopes this weekend, following…

Wintry blast brings snow to southern ski fields
Wintry blast brings snow to southern ski fields

Skiers heading south will be happy to know the fields will be packed with fresh snow over the next few days.

Mt Ruapehu's beginner slopes open
Mt Ruapehu's beginner slopes open

The beginner slopes at Whakapapa and Turoa are open in time for the school holidays.

Mt Ruapehu ski season set to open next week
Mt Ruapehu ski season set to open next week

Weather permitting, beginner ski trails on Mt Ruapehu should open next week, in time for the school holidays. The opening…

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Novice skiers riding for a sliding
Novice skiers riding for a sliding

Dane Morris' 160m conveyor ride through the new tunnel on the beginners' slope at Cardrona Alpine Resort…

Happy days for snow bunnies

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Austria: Sloping off

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Skiing: Maine event

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Switzerland: Snow white snow bright
Switzerland: Snow white snow bright

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Have fun in the snow without skiing

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Ski series: Kiwi pride at Whistler Blackcomb
Ski series: Kiwi pride at Whistler Blackcomb

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