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Snow It All

The massive storm that saved ski season, but came at a deadly cost

Snow It All A two metre double header snow storm has saved the Australian ski fields but at a deadly cost.

Snow It All

Things that can only happen at the snow

Girl drinking, smiling

Snow It All There are plenty of things you can get away with on a summer holiday, but only a few things that will slide at a ski resort.

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Travellers' Check

Will a second airport solve Sydney's problems?

Sydney Airport terminal evacuated (Thumbnail)

Travellers' Check A second airport could mean cheaper fares, no curfew and more airlines. But there's one problem.

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The Backpacker

My worst travel injury

Globe with barbed wire

The Backpacker The worst injury I've suffered in the last 10 years of travelling and it happened in the least likely place.

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Travellers' Check

The US airline we need in Australia

Travellers' Check There's an ultra-low-cost airline in the US that I really wish an Australian carrier would emulate.

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The Backpacker

Drunks, vomit and bad smells: the horrors of being a domestic flight attendant


The Backpacker Cleaning toilets, mopping up vomit, and 'crop dusting' - a domestic flight attendant reveals the truth.

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Miss Snow It All

Snow worries: will global warming kill the ski industry?

snow making

Miss Snow It All With increasingly erratic winters, the global ski industry is clearly in environmental trouble.

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Miss Snow It All

Snow Ponies - women in the snow world

Torah Bright

Rachael Oakes-Ash Women have won 73 percent of our individual snow sports medals, yet few reach the upper echelons of power.

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Miss Snow It All

Snow white with envy

Mt hutt

Rachael Oakes-Ash Ever noticed how the snow is always whiter, dryer, deeper and longer on the other side?

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Miss Snow It All

When white snow turns evil

Colorado Ski, USA

Rachael Oakes-Ash Three simple syllables that can kill and the white elephant in the room for every skier or snowboarder that ventures off-piste.

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Miss Snow It All

Snowboarders have always copped a raw deal

Torah Bright

Rachael Oakes-Ash I am a skier but that doesn't mean I have any more 'right' to be on the mountain than a snowboarder.

The Backpacker

What great cities have that Australia's cities don't


The Backpacker There's nothing wrong with Australian cities. But truly great cities around the world have things that we don't.

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Snow It All

Snowcial media - who to follow on the slopes

Mount Hotham skiing

Snow It All No longer do we have to rely on snow reports that clearly favour the resort distributing them to determine whether to go skiing.

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Travellers' Check

Planes versus fast trains

Japan bullet trains

Clive Dorman With air travel now so cheap, does a fast train for Australia make any sense?

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The Backpacker

The world's top 10 best small towns

San Sebastian

The Backpacker The world's greatest city? Who cares? Bigger isn't always better - here are some the world's best bite-sized destinations...

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Airport makeovers - all talk?

Melbourne Airport.

Travellers' Check An attack of commonsense appears to have broken out at Australia’s two main airports, but check the fine print.

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Can we afford a five-star fast train?

Hayabusa Bullet Train Japan

Travellers' Check I have to admit, I'm smitten by the new plan for high-speed rail.

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Backpackers aren't what they used to be

Backpacker Kings Cross

The Backpacker Dreadlocked hippies or aimless uni grads, all in need of a shower. Sure, they still exist, but things have changed.

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Thredbo and Perisher team up with one lift pass

Rachael Oakes-Ash You heard it here first in a Snow It All exclusive, Thredbo and Perisher have partnered up to offer their first combined lift pass.

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Australia's airport circus starts again

Sydney Airport renovation

Travellers' Check China will open a new airport, on average, every 40 days for the next five years. In Australia we can't even agree on one more.

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