Akito Watabe lands first Nordic combined podium of season

Winter Sports Nov 29, 2020

Akito Watabe lands first Nordic combined podium of season

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Akito Watabe finished third at a Nordic combined skiing World Cup round in Ruka, Finland, on Saturday, stepping onto the podium for the first time this season. Watabe finished second in the jumping round with a leap of 139.5 meters and ...

Alpine ski resorts fear lonely winter as lockdowns freeze Europe

World Nov 7, 2020

Alpine ski resorts fear lonely winter as lockdowns freeze Europe

The Italian ski resort of Cervinia, which lies below the Matterhorn, was forced to shut a day after opening last month as pictures of hundreds of queuing skiers ignoring social-distancing went viral. Since that setback, the barely underway Alpine ski season has been further thrown ...

Ikuma Horishima wins World Cup moguls event

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 7, 2020

Ikuma Horishima wins World Cup moguls event

Ikuma Horishima won his second World Cup men's moguls event of the season Thursday. Horishima scored 89.17 points in Park City, Utah, to finish 1.8 points ahead of Pyeongchang Olympic champion Mikael Kingsbury of Canada. Sweden's Felix Elofsson was third with 81.18. The 22-year-old Horishima claimed ...

Frenchman caught in Hokkaido avalanche confirmed dead

National Jan 31, 2020

Frenchman caught in Hokkaido avalanche confirmed dead

A French national caught in an avalanche near a ski resort in Hokkaido has been confirmed dead, police said Friday. The 38-year-old man, identified as Sylvain Rene Nicolas Lethier, had been skiing with seven friends off-piste in the Tomamu resort area in the village of ...

National Feb 18, 2019

Skiers rescued by helicopter in Niigata

Two men were rescued by helicopter Monday after going missing while backcountry skiing over the weekend in a popular ski resort town in Niigata Prefecture. Takao Okawa, 59, of Kanagawa Prefecture, and Yasuhiro Kato, 38, of Tokyo, were found uninjured. They had been unaccounted for ...