Queenstown, New Zealand.

Rise above the fray

Trans-Tasman rivalries melt faster in the mountains, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash.

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Cool situations ... Onsen Spa at Dinner Plain.

Hot tubs in cold climes

Rachael Oakes-Ash looks at where winter adventurers can go to recover after a big day on the slopes.

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Summit Ridge Falls Creek

Fine fare on a high

After working up a hunger on the slopes, Kay O'Sullivan takes a look at this season's indulgent apres-ski options.

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Steep thrills ... pushing past a chairlift at Mount Buller.

An uphill challenge

Andrew Bain sits behind a Tour de France veteran on the hairpins of the high country.

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Oishii-Go, lounge bar in Silverski Lodge, Falls Creek

Toddies and tabletops

From a quiet drink to late-night dancing, there's apres action to go around, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash.

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Made to measure ... a good pair of ski boots will improve your turns.

Off on the right foot

Finding boots that fit properly will change the way you ski, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash

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