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Ski & Winter

Falls Creek fun.

Victoria

Falling for Falls Creek

Rachael Oakes-Ash Rachael Oakes-Ash returns to the prettiest ski village in Australia.

Victoria

Mount Hotham skiing: On the slide - and loving it

mt  Hotham

Kate Cox strikes it lucky weather-wise, enjoying superb conditions for a women-only ski program at Mount Hotham.

The Backpacker

Why do we drink after skiing?

Canyons Resort, Utah.

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.

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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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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

Two new hotels at Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport will get two new hotels in the next two years.

CAMERON ATFIELD 1:11pm | Pullman and Ibis hotels to be built by November at cost of $150m.

Boozy with bad diets but foreigners love the British, study says

12:32pm | Despite a passion for binge-drinking and lousy food, Britain was named the second most attractive country along with Australia, according to a survey.

Paris tourist spot overrun by 'dirty' rats

10:13am | Hundreds of tourists are enjoying a picnic in the city's Tuileries garden at Louvre, but there is just one drawback - 'dirty' rats.

Why some flights are safer than others

9:45am | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe - roughly the population of New York City - step aboard an airplane. They almost always land safely.

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