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 ...

Two men, including Briton, killed in Japan avalanches

National Feb 1, 2020

Two men, including Briton, killed in Japan avalanches

Two people, including a British man, were killed separately on Saturday as two avalanches struck mountains in Japan, local officials and media said. The 34-year-old Briton was caught in an avalanche in Hokkaido while skiing with two other people, a local official said. "He was sent ...

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 ...

Corinne Suter claims maiden win on World Cup circuit

More Sports / Winter Sports Jan 11, 2020

Corinne Suter claims maiden win on World Cup circuit

Switzerland's Corinne Suter won the women's fog-hit downhill on Saturday, her maiden victory on the World Cup circuit. The 25-year-old reigning world downhill silver medalist, clocked 1 minute, 18.79 seconds, coming in 0.29 seconds ahead of Italy's Nicol Delago. Olympic combined champion Michelle Gisin rounded ...

Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice

World / Science & Health Dec 12, 2019

Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice

In his office nestled in Austria's snow-capped Pitztal valley, Eberhard Schultes is among those pushing to expand the region's skiing sector — but environmentalists alarmed about the region's vanishing glaciers are pushing back. Schultes is the managing director of the Pitztaler Gletscherbahnen mountain lift company, ...