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  • Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska backcountry skier walked away uninjured after being completely buried under a 350-foot-wide avalanche, and survived because he was initially able to dig his head out of the snow, officials with the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center said.

    Associated Press
  • Nyman in a hurry to land leading role

    By Patrick Lang VAL GARDENA, Italy (Reuters) - Steven Nyman wants to become more than a one-race wonder. The 32-year-old claimed a third career World Cup downhill victory on Friday, all of which have come on the testing Saslong course at the Italian resort of Val Gardena. Now, the man who used to…

    Reuters
  • Olympian faces mischief charge in car vandalism

    LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (AP) -- An Olympic medalist from southeastern Indiana faces a charge of criminal mischief after police say he threw rocks at vehicles and caused more than $8,000 in damage.

    The Associated Press
  • Billion-dollar Sochi Games a sporting success

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - The Sochi 2014 winter Olympics have gone down in history as the most expensive sports event ever organized with a staggering cost of more than $51 billion. The legacy left by Russia's first winter Games is one of gleaming purpose-built arenas with little or no…

    Reuters
  • Fenninger fastest in women's downhill training

    VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Anna Fenninger posted the fastest time in a World Cup downhill training run Friday with Austrian teammate Regina Sterz in second and Lindsey Vonn third.

    Associated Press
  • Alpine Skiing-World Cup Val Gardena men's downhill results

    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World Cup Val Gardena Men's Downhill on Friday 1. Steven Nyman (U.S.) 1:55.89 2. Kjetil Jansrud (Norway) 1:56.20 3. Dominik Paris (Italy) 1:57.04 4. Guillermo Fayed (France) 1:57.15 5. Johan Clarey (France) 1:57.19 6. Silvan Zurbriggen (Switzerland)…

    Reuters
  • Curbed Maps: Ski homes these days are not...

    Ski homes these days are not all chalets made of stone and timber according to Curbed Ski, which just mapped the top ten "architecturally surprising" properties for sale in ski country. Fairytale castles, renovated gold mines, and stunning contemporaries are...

    Curbed
  • Bode Miller on schedule for January return

    VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) -- Bode Miller is skiing again and remains on schedule for a January return after undergoing surgery on a disc in his back.

    The Associated Press
  • Vonn considering dropping slalom from repertoire

    VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Lindsey Vonn's days competing in all five ski disciplines may be behind her, since the four-time overall World Cup champion is seriously considering giving up slalom in her comeback from a career-threatening knee injury.

    Associated Press
  • US skier Nyman wins Gardena downhill for 3rd time

    VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — With performances like this, Steven Nyman should have no problem regaining his funding from the U.S. Ski Team.

    Associated Press
  • US skier Nyman has special feeling for Val Gardena downhill

    VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — When Utah native Steven Nyman arrives in the heart of the Dolomite Range each year the week before Christmas, he gets a special feeling.

    Associated Press