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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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…