champion US snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler decked out in tighter snowboard gear by Oakley.

Hot tips for cool times

If you want to find the best parties, the coolest bar life, have the best boards on your feet and go faster than ever this ski season, here are our tips.

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Extreme ... a snowboarder competes in the Dragon Big Air competition at Falls Creek.

Frugal freestyling

There are some seriously cheap deals to be had if you share the love this ski season.

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Taste of fun ... there's plenty to love about Australian snow.

50 reasons to love Australian snow

With the snow season opening this weekend, our experts spill the beans on the best of Australian snow, with the things they love about skiing and snowboarding Down Under.

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Lost in the labyrinth

Hedges, fig trees and even a field of sunflowers enclose maze-goers across the state, writes Rachel Sullivan.

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Thredbo Village

Popular skiing destination and starting point for the walk to the top of Mount Kosciuszko

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