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'People Need Mountains': Swiss Ski Resorts Buck Alpine Lockdowns

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Blue skies over the Matterhorn drew skiers and snowboarders to Zermatt on Saturday, as well as police to break up crowds, as Switzerland’s modest coronavirus restrictions allowed near-normal operations while other Alpine resorts keep their lifts shut.

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'Snow-farming': Italian Resort Hoarding Glacier Snow to Prepare Next Winter

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The mountains in Europe are open for business. As countries reopen their borders, visitors are being welcomed back to the great outdoors and some have even been able to return to the slopes for skiing and snowboarding in the sunshine.

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Italian Ski Areas Re-opening This Weekend

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Italy’s Dovesciare.it ski website reports that the country’s Stelvio glacier summer ski area is set to re-open to all skiers and boarders from this weekend, earlier than expected.

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Italy Wins Vote To Host 2026 Olympic Winter Games

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Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years.

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American Travis Ganong Claims First World Cup Downhill In Italy; Mikaela Shiffrin Podiums At Austrian GS

Travis Ganong at Beaver Creek downhill 2014Travis Ganong from Squaw Valley, Calif. took advantage of a new course for the men's Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour and punched through for his career first victory, winning the Santa Caterina downhill high above Bormio in Italy. 

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America's Steven Nyman Wins Brutal Val Gardena World Cup Downhill For Third Time

Steven Nyman (Facebook)America's Stephen Nyman (Sundance, Utah) got the best of what could only be described as a course in Val Gardena, Italy marked by extreme conditions. He won his third career World Cup downhill on the famous Saslong course by a .31 second margin over World Cup downhill leader Kjetil Jansrudof Norway.

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U.S. Teen Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Bormio Slalom With Olympics A Month Away

Mikaela Shiffrin (US Nationals '13)American teenage star Mikaela Shiffrin from Eagle-Vail, Colo. didn’t let sloppy snow, rain, and ruts in Bormio, Italy hinder her third straight trip to the Audi FIS World Cup podium. This time is the top step just 33 days before the start of the Sochi Olympics.

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Mikaela Shiffrin Second In Lienz Slalom; Travis Ganong 10th In Bormio Downhill

Marlies SchildAmerica’s teen star, Mikaela Shiffrin from Eagle-Vail, Colo., enjoyed a podium filled World Cup weekend in Lienz, Austria. She was ahead of the pack after the first slalom run Sunday, but couldn’t hold off hard-charging Marlies Schild in the foggy, rutted finale.

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Bode Miller 8th In Foggy Italian super G; Ligety Fails To Finish

Val Gardena World CupAmerican Bode Miller from Franconia, N.H. continued his comeback from injury with an eighth place finish in a foggy super G at Val Gardena, Italy. The fog created a warm blanket over the snow causing problems for many racers, including the USA’s Ted Ligety.

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Lindsey Vonn Vaults Back To The Top In Italy

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Lindsey Vonn from Vail, Colo. is back on the top step of the podium winning her 58th career Audi FIS World Cup downhill in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. American Leanne Smith was third.

 

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