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Mt Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu: The best ski destination on NZ's North Island

Don't think the South Island is New Zealand's only great ski destination. The North Island has Mt Ruapehu, says Sheree Everitt.

Mt Hotham

Mount Hotham: Family ski holidays in Victoria

When it comes to Mount Hotham, being on top of the mountain has its advantages, writes Lisa Wagstaff.

Mini shredders

Mini shredders

Kids are starting to ski and snowboard early. Take Kasper Treadway and AJ Pitaoulis (both pictured on this page); they ride the mountains like pros and they are four. FOUR!

Best ski resorts in Austria for families

Best ski resorts in Austria for families

When it comes to all things alpine, Austria offers a chocolate box of choices: from quiet moments soaking up the breathtaking scenery to thrilling runs and family-friendly villages with ski schools that are highly acclaimed throughout the world.

What's new for the 2018 ski season

What's new for the 2018 ski season

Winter is approaching, and that means it is playtime for snow loving families in Australia and New Zealand. Helen Hayes gets the lowdown on what's new this season at some of the major ski fields on both sides of the ditch.

Banff and beyond

Banff and beyond

From Banff to Revelstoke, Helen Hayes discovers four world-class ski resorts.

A sensational holiday in Tomamu

A sensational holiday in Tomamu

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu is perfect for enjoying frosted family fun in deluxe style.

The 5 best spots to ski in Switzerland

The 5 best spots to ski in Switzerland

Georgia Burns discovers the home of winter tourism is a snowy hotspot.

10 reasons Telluride is built for kids

10 reasons Telluride is built for kids

Rachael Oakes-Ash - who lived in Telluride for a year - gives her top tips on what to do for families.

Extreme snow

Extreme snow

Go beyond tubing and ice skating with Gemma Shipley's suggestions for daredevil on-snow adventures.

In search for snow animals

In search for snow animals

Natarsha Brown braves the chilly weather in search of her favourite animals - those that love the snow as much as she does!

Happy in Appi

Happy in Appi

Cara Wagstaff travels to Tohoku, the northernmost region of Japan's main island Honshu, to discover a gem for family-friendly skiing served with a side of quirky local culture.

Why we love Silver Star Mountain Resort

Why we love Silver Star Mountain Resort

Silver Star shines brightly for snow-loving families, in more ways than one, writes Helen Hayes.

At home in Jackson Hole

At home in Jackson Hole

Where will you find moose, bison, elk, some of the best scenery in the world, soaring, ragged mountain tops topped with snow, friendly people and fantastic facilities that make a family ski holiday easy? Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that's where.

Young snowboarders selected for Emerging Talent Scholarship

Five talented Australian children are the first to be selected for SSA's Emerging Talent Scholarship (ETS) intake for park and pipe snowboarding.

Ski Adventures with Helen Robilliard

The Best of British Columbia, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb and Sun Peaks make for the perfect family Ski or Snowboard holiday

Why Darren Michael moved his family to Park City, Utah

For some, following the racing dream means moving overseas.

Fun beyond the slopes

Looking for a new take on the typical snow-inspired holiday? Embrace the wintry weather with these off-the-slopes activities, writes Halimi Castellanos.

when to start snowboarding

Few issues in snow sports are as debated as when kids should start out on snowboards.

Avalanche rescue dogs

Safety on the slopes is paramount, so snow survival and rescue programmes come in all shapes and, as Ryan McGoldrick discovers, adorable sizes. Meet a new breed of heroes: the avalanche rescue dogs, class of 2016.

Q&A with Matt Graham

From competing in the Winter Olympics to his recent success in the World Cup, this young mogul skier is one to watch.

Racing Game

So your child is a budding star and you want to know how you can help them improve? Read on…

Zahra's Story

Already a junior champion, snowboarder Zahra Kell tells Ski & Snowboard with Kids how she started out.

A Daddo ski holiday

Why is a snow holiday so wonderful for families? Andrew Daddo recalls his first few trips to the snow.

Where to go for a white Christmas

From the Alps to Santa’s European HQ, Brooke Montgomery discovers there are many amazing locations for a Christmas miracle.

Skiare shines in Italy

For a family holiday that combines culture, history and the delights of skiing or snowboarding, Skiare Ski Tours delivers.

Lydia's top picks

Gold medallist Lydia Lassila names her favourite family ski resorts.

A family ski-fari in Italy

Explore the Dolomites on a family ski safari.

New Horizons

From Norway to Lebanon, here are some fascinating places to ski or snowboard.

French flair at Val d'Isère

Val d'Isère is magnifique for families

Europe's finest

Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy have it all for family snow holidays.

Magical Myoko

For an unmistakable Japanese snow holiday, Myoko Kogen delivers.

The land of the warrior

For a holiday with more snow than you can poke a ski at, Japan is calling.

Happy in Hokkaido

Niseko and Rusutsu have plenty of powder, but are very family friendly, writes Helen Hayes.

Oh Canada: Canadian Ski Fields

The land of the maple leaf has snow resorts with a massive dose of drop-dead-gorgeous beauty.

Shine like Silver

With its magical village and lovely powder snow, Silver Star is simply spectacular.

Sundancing in Canada

Canada’s second largest resort has even more reasons to visit this winter.

The World of Whistler

Whistler is undoubtedly one of the world’s best ski resorts, especially for families.

4 Incredible Ski Resorts that will impress your family

The USA has so many incredible ski resorts; here are four that are sure to leave your family speechless.

California Dreaming Mammoth

Mammoth has a lot to love, with more sunshine, a longer season and more terrain to explore.

Park City UnVailed

Chef Neil Perry is famous for his food, but the Perry family loves skiing almost as much, and last winter, they were served up a giant slice of a ski holiday, Park City style. By Neil and Sam Perry.

Snowy bliss in the Tetons Jackson Hole

While Jackson Hole has steep terrain, there are plenty of runs for young cowboys, writes Robert Upe.

Snow babies

How young is too young? Taking youngsters to the snow has its challenges, but families can learn to enjoy the experience, writes Debbie Neilson-Hunter.

What's new in NZ

New Zealand’s mountains are waiting, and our nearest neighbour has slopes aplenty, writes Helen Hayes.

A snow stay on Cardrona

Helen Hayes shares how families can stay on or off the snow in spectacular Queenstown.

Top 5 tips for aspiring snowboarders

Just 12 years old and already ruling the slopes. Our Kids’ Ambassador, Zahra Kell, knows just what it takes to work your way to the top.

The buzz on Mt Buller

There’s always something new at Mt Buller and plenty of favourites to bring families back year after year.

Falling for fun at Falls Creek

Victoria’s largest ski area has everything modern families could need to create their dream snow holiday.

Blitzing at Mount Baw Baw

A trip to Melbourne's closest downhill snow resort packs in much more than just skiing and snowboarding.

Dinner Plain village

With all the charm of an alpine village just 11km from Hotham, as well as being the home of the cheapest family lift pass in Australia, Dinner Plain is a dream for snowseeking families, no matter what age your kids are.

High on Hotham

Dragons! Topsyturvy villages! Mount Hotham is definitely not your usual ski resort.

Selwyn smiles

For Owain Price, sharing the slopes with his family is one of life’s greatest joys. So when it came time to take his Gold Coast-based grandkids on their first ski trip, he knew just the place…

In persuit of Perisher

A Perisher snow holiday is just the ticket for family fun, even if you have teenagers, as Helen Hayes reports.

Thredbo with teens

Two mums and their sons head to the snow for some family bonding time, writes Hilary Doling.

Hot tips for staying warm

6 hot tips for keeping the kids warm at the snow.

How to make the most of your Epic Pass

Tips on making the most of your Epic Pass this ski season at Perisher Resort.

Top 7 Terrain Parks

For extreme kids, nothing proves your slope-side mettle like a terrain park. We uncover the world’s best resorts for jumping, jibbing and shreddin’ the gnar.

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