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Endless Winter: Where To Ski This Summer

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If skiing and riding in the summer is on your bucket list, make it happen this year with options from California to the Southern Hemisphere to the European Alps.

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Shiffrin, Ligety Aim To Get Back On GS Track As World Cup Returns To Europe

Ted LigetyThe White Circus, aka the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, is back across the Big Pond this weekend after an extended stay in North America at Aspen, Beaver Creek, and Lake Louise. The spotlight is on Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety, both trying to erase sub-standard performances in the Giant Slalom.

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Chamonix, France Is First Euro Resort To Join The Mountain Collective

ChamonixChamonix Mont-Blanc Valley has joined The Mountain Collective™ as the newest global affiliate for the 2015-2016 winter season. Chamonix is the first destination in Europe to be included in the group. All passes for the 2015-2016 season will include two days of skiing and riding at Chamonix. The famed French resort becomes the fourth global destination in The Mountain Collective outside of North America, joining Thredbo, Australia; Hakuba Valley, Japan and Valle Nevado, Chile.

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Spotlight Switches From Vonn To Shiffrin: Mikaela Wins Third Crystal Globe In Slalom

Michaela Shiffrin inspects course in MeribelThe storyline of the World Cup Finals Week so far has been the dominance of the USA's Lindsey Vonn coming back from severe injuries and winning the Crystal Globe (season title) in both downhill and super-G. But, suddenly, the spotlight shifted Saturday to Mikeala Shiffrin from Eagle-Vail, Colo.

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It's A Twofer: Vonn Wins Super G Title For Second Crystal Globe At World Cup Finals

Vonn wins second Crystal GlobeAmerican Lindsey Vonn picked up her second Crystal Globe at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals in Meribel, France after winning the super-G season title, 28 points and 0.49 seconds, ahead of Austrian Anna Fenninger. Only eight points separated the speed queens entering today’s race, making it a fight to the finish.

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Lindsey Vonn Wins Downhill Title At World Cup Finals

Lindsey Vonn and Kjetil Jansrud WC Finals '15Lindsey Vonn from Vail, Colo. began the finale of her comeback season in high style Wednesday, scoring a convincing victory and claiming her 18th career crystal globe in winning the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill title. Vonn was flawless under the clear blue skies, skiing to a .24 second victory over Austria's Elisabeth Goergl.

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Lindsey Vonn's Comeback In High Gear In France; One Win From Tying All-Time Record

Lindsey Vonn and Winnie at Val d'sereThe stunningly successful comeback of American superstar ski racer Lindsey Vonn kept rolling as she won the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill at Val d'Isere, France Saturday. The win put her just one victory away from matching Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell for the all-time World Cup win record of 62. This was Vonn's 61st World Cup win and her fifth at the famed French resort.

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Not Much Panic (Yet) Over Not Much Snow In French Alps

Val d'sere with little snowWeather forecasters have their “What Me Worry?” faces on in France as some ski slopes below 2,000 meters are still green. That’s plenty unusual for December.

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Skiing In Gay Paree? Oui! (Well, Maybe)

Snow Hall FranceSo, how’s this for a plan? Take a vacation any time of the year to Paris, France and go skiing or riding while you are there. Tres Bon, oui?

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Ski Club Of Great Britain Pulls Guides Out Of France; Dispute At Val d'Isere

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The Ski Club of Great Britain, which provides guiding services for its members in multiple countries, has pulled its 11 guiding programs out of France. The club is among the largest in the world.

 

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Guardian Lists 10 Top Summer Vacations In European Alps

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Once the snow is gone, the Alps remain magnificent. The Guardian newspaper in the UK has 10 picks for you to try this summer. Here are travel writer Sean Thomas’s choices and comments.

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Crankworx Mountain Bike Freeride Fest Rolls Into Les Deux Alpes July 9-15

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Crankworx, one of the biggest mountain biking competitions in the world rolls into Les Deux Alpes, France July 9-15, 2012. 

 

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