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Ski & Winter

Austria

White knuckle ride

Skiing's fast and furious flock to the Madloch descent, writes Rob McFarland.

France

The height of luxury

Jamie Lafferty At Courchevel, it all comes down to the richer you are, the higher you stay, writes Jamie Lafferty.

USA

To heaven - and to hell - you ride

Telluride Colorado

Robert Upe The freewheeling spirit of the west is in the air at Telluride, writes Robert Upe.

Japan

Play it cool with hot pursuits

Spoilt for choice: snowboarding at Madarao.

Rachael Oakes-Ash Can't decide between epic snow, golf or a beach break? Combine them on one adventure holiday.

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Special features

Australia

Places in the heart: Pete Evans

Mates on a high ... being at Falls Creek taught Pete Evans life lessons.

Skiing at Victoria's Falls Creek was not just the most fun a kid could have; it also taught chef, restaurateur and TV presenter Pete Evans some critical life lessons.

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Icy start to New Year as polar bear clubs dive in

People participate in the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club dip, in the Brooklyn borough of New York January 1, 2014. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing organization in the U.S. and every New Year's Day holds the winter plunge which attracts thousands of participants. REUTERS/Allison Joyce (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

Throughout the northern hemisphere, revellers have welcomed in the new year by taking a dip in icy waters.

Photos

China's spectacular ice city opens

A worker takes a rest while giving the last touches to an ice replica of Rome's Colosseum ahead of the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China.

Scenes from the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. As China's most famous and popular winter attraction, the festival has drawn a combined 28.

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Travellers Tips

Snow

Tweet it from the mountains

Real-time reports, high-tech lift passes and smart ways to clock your speed: technology has officially arrived, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash.

Vancouver

Prepare for rain and border delays

Here are some tips for planning a trip to Vancouver, host of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Travel News

Let tourists shop till they drop on Sundays: French Foreign Minister

Women walk past a window display of luxury goods maker Rolex in Paris' Place Vendome October 13, 2008.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau (FRANCE)

8:48am | Visitors to France should be allowed to shop till they drop seven days a week, the country's Foreign Minister said Tuesday, weighing into a fierce debate over restrictions on Sunday trading.

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

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