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Ski & Winter

A helicopter will be on hand to deliver you from your luxury boat to the backcountry every day.

New Zealand

Queenstown heli-skiing: The sexiest way to travel to the slopes

Craig Tansley Helicopters, perfect powder and luxury yachts await, writes Craig Tansley.

Victoria

Falls Creek Kangaroo Hoppet cross-country skiing: ready, steady ... glide

Falls Creek, cross country skiing

Jane Reddy Cross-country skiing can be as energetic or as gentle as you like, writes Jane Reddy.

Travel: Jayne D'Arcy tackles Mt Buller's ski slopes with family in tow

Jayne D'Arcy Jayne D'Arcy hits the snow, family style.

US

One day in three ways: Vail

Brian Johnston Vail is one of the world's largest ski resorts, so you'll have to listen and focus.

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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

Miss Snow It All Instagram competition 2014

Rails at Perisher.

Tag your instagram #misssnowitall and share the snow love. Five winners will be chosen each week and their instagram pictures will be published in our gallery.

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.

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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

Qantas reroutes flights as PNG's Rabaul Volcano erupts

The smoke and ash from Mount Tavurvur

MICHAEL KOZIOL 3:26pm | A giant ash cloud is affecting some flights to and from Australia following a major eruption of the Rabaul caldera in Papua New Guinea.

Czech hotel threatens peeing tourists with YouTube post

OLIVER SMITH 9:25am | A Czech hotel is hoping to deter public urination by threatening to post videos of offenders on YouTube.

Family fuming after wheelchair-using granny left in corner of Newark Airport for 11 hours

28 Aug | A family is fuming mad after an airport worker parked a wheelchair-using grandmother in a departure lounge and an airline's "processing error" led her to be left there for up to 11 hours.

'Roofing': The best way to see Saint Petersburg

28 Aug | Thrill-seekers believe the best way to see Russia's imperial capital is by hopping roof to roof.

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