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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
New Zealand's iconic Mt Hutt ski area is celebrating 40 seasons this year - growing quickly from the original naysayers who said the road couldn't be built to access it to become arguably NZ's best all round ski mountain, despite receiving much less hype and attention than the smaller Queenstown areas. For Snow Action it's got sentimental appeal above and...
Methven, just over an hour from Christchurch Airport, is a quaint country town with access to an abundance of choices, both on and off the mountains. Unlike it’s boisterous southern cousin Queenstown, it’s rural, chilled, honest to goodness old school hospitality all held together by a wonderfully warm community that have a pretty charmed life. Living in country Victoria...
It's already mid-winter downunder, though you wouldn't know it from the snow cover, and the clock is ticking toward next northern winter - especially for the best Early Bird deals to Japan. If you don't know how good it is grab our new Travel Bible issue for the lowdown, with 58 pages of coverage - led off by our...
Check this graph of the past 20 seasons at Mt Hutt - they are already ahead after one mega storm! Shame the avalanche it triggered has put the triple chair out of action so no skiing below the carpark for a few weeks, but it has set up a great season whatever happens next. Check their latest conditions here  
There was snow down to sea level at Dunedin, providing some funny traffic footage for the news - it's got some seriously steep streets and with 10cm snow, caos rules -but more importantly the big chill bought snow to all mountains. Coronet Peak got more than 20cm of thick white powder on ‘The Peak’ over the past 48 hours,...
We've told you how good Portillo can be, even in June, already - check that story here - and for anyone thinking of hopping over the Pacific on LAN/Qantas this year they have just announced a special deal offering free return shuttle transfers from Santiago Airport and/or The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Santiago to/from Portillo plus a pre or...