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Ski & Winter

Canyons Resort, Utah.

The Backpacker

Why do we drink after skiing?

The Backpacker After a long day on the slopes, it just feels right to cap it off with a little tipple.

New Zealand

Mount Cook heli-skiing: Time for a soft landing

HELIPRO TOURS

Craig Tansley A helicopter rises above the top shelf in New Zealand's Southern Alps, writes Craig Tansley.

Mama Holiday: Snow holidays with kids

Tracey Spicer You've seen the advertisements: A picture-perfect family, dressed in designer ski gear.

NSW

Weekend Away: Perisher

Perisher, Salzburg

Daniel Fallon Daniel Fallon finds a comfortable spot to recover while enjoying Perisher.

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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.

Photo galleries

Photos

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

Deals of the week: Bali bargain

Nikko Resort, Bali.

JULIETTA JAMESON | Stay six nights at the Grand Nikko Bali at Nusa Dua for the price of three.

Traveller letters: Qantas Club members deserve lounge access, despite codeshares

We have been life members of the Qantas Club for more than 20 years.

Should you be afraid of flying?

BRITTANY MANN 25 Jul | The two Malaysia Airlines incidents have not helped those with a fear of flying, but are those fears realistic?

Donald Trump unveil plans for new Washington DC luxury hotel

25 Jul | The Trump empire is expanding to include a 270-room luxury hotel in DC that has bathrooms trimmed in gold.

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