Better Slopes Over Here

New Zealanders and Australians share a “friendly” rivalry until it comes to the snow, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash for The Age in an article comparing the two country’s ski fields. “More than one-third of the skiers and snowboarders taking to the slopes in New Zealand are Australian and that presence is growing. New Zealand has the longest vertical, a whopping 722m at Turoa ski field and the steepest pitch, at Treble Cone’s Motatapu Chutes, which require an avalanche transceiver and a notification to ski patrol that you are skiing them.” New Zealand is also a cheaper place to ski and has more terrain parks.


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Christchurch Opens Its Doors to More US Visitors

Christchurch Opens Its Doors to More US Visitors

American Airlines has announced the first ever direct flight service between the US and Christchurch. Beginning in October of 2020 the carrier will embark on the 13-hour voyage three times a…