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Powder Days in New Zealand

One of the deepest storms in decades just slammed New Zealand's South Island, shutting down airports and roads for many travelers. The skiing, though, was unreal. Here's some deep winter goodness for your hot summer day.

Powder Day: Sorry, We're Closed

We asked Santa to bring us a DeLorean time machine so we could stop missing big storms, but he must have been busy with all those annoying kids. There are a few snow-choked resorts, however, that simulate time travel—smaller places that are closed midweek so new snow lies unmolested until you’re standing in line, pole straps and goggles on. They give you time to plan and travel. Meanwhile, our search continues for a flux capacitor.