Snow lovers enjoyed the best conditions for the ski season's official opening since 2002.
Jim Darby is a print production producer for Traveller.
The French Alps are spectacular from any angle, but seeing Mont Blanc from a light aircraft is something else.
There are three parts to a heli-ski day – the helicopter ride, the immersion in the remote mountains and the skiing itself.
If this were my first day on the island, I'd think I was immersed in some Tasmanian version of a Tolkien fantasy.
Victorian skiers and boarders gain access to the Epic Pass to ride the lifts at a network of major Australian and international snow resorts.
One notable Buenos Aires building is both a people's favourite and, paradoxically, was voted the city's ugliest building.
Even though this one is most likely to appeal to business types with work nearby, it has great potential for a weekend getaway.
If my trout knew I was riding alongside fishing guide James Sinnamon, he'd be shaking his tail fins and heading for cover ...
Travelling Australian skiers and boarders are being seduced by a broader range of destinations with the competing Epic, Ikon and Mountain Collective passes.
Snow place like dome: Traveller gets a first taste of a new ski touring camp above Wanaka, New Zealand
For the second year running, the snow depth at Falls Creek passed the two-metre mark in August.
I couldn't fault the care, concern and confidence the crew showed.
This remote ranch proves the perfect base to explore Patagonia.
The wildlife is all around – a Weddell seal sleeping it off on an iceberg and gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins shooting through the water in their little squads.
Freycinet Lodge spreads discretely over a few hectares inside the Freycinet National Park.