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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Wild ... the guesswork has been taken out of ski and boarding at Mount Ruapehu.

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.

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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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