Latest Snow Sports headlines

Pro tip: Wear layers, avoid cotton — and any sign of the ‘umbles’

Are you suffering from the umbles? Think: grumble, mumble, fumble, stumble, tumble. If so, it’s time to head indoors.

Your Guide to Skiing 2017

Think small to save big: The best deals of the season

Tiny Whaleback Mountain may have the biggest deal running this ski season.

FILE - In this March 14, 2017, file photo, United States' Lindsey Vonn skis during a training run for a women's World Cup downhill ski race in Aspen, Colo. In the twilight of her career, Vonn still has a list of high-priority goals to accomplish before stepping away from skiing (AP Photo/Nathan Bilow, File)

US Ski and Snowboard will pitch for Lindsey Vonn to race in a men’s event

“It would be in the 2018-19 season after the Olympics,” said Tom Kelly, US Ski and Snowboard’s vice president for communications.”

It’s All Downhill

Here’s what it’s like to ski on a synthetic slope

Powder Ridge in Connecticut has opened a 500-foot slope that can be used in the off-season.

A cycling team wears


A powerful message behind getting ‘chicked’

Female athletes are reclaiming the sexist term and using it to express pride in their achievements.

Killington ski area will be open Thursday (which happens to be June 1)

Thursday will mark the first time since 2002 that the Vermont resort has been open for skiing in June.

Roger Moore appeared in seven James Bond movies.

Roger Moore was the skiing James Bond

Sure, other Bond movies had ski scenes, but they truly became a Bond staple in Moore’s films.

Wayland’s Bernie Weichsel inducted into ski hall of fame

Weichsel has spent decades bringing the sports of skiing and snowboarding to the masses.

Mikaela Shiffrin, of the United States, competes during the women's FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup giant slalom race, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Killington, Vt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Killington lined up to host World Cup ski racing again

The Vermont ski resort and the US ski team only need final approval from the International Ski Federation.

epa05846486 Alice Merryweather of the USA reacts in the finish area during a training run of the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Finals in Aspen, Colorado, USA, 13 March 2017. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

US ski team’s Alice Merryweather speeding toward prominence

The 20-year-old from Hingham has made a name for herself on national and world stages.

FILE -- U.S. players react to their silver-medal finish in the women's hockey final, at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 20, 2014. Members of the United States women’s team announced that they would sit out the 2017 World Championships after negotiations for an increase in wages and support from USA Hockey stalled. (Doug Mills/The New York TImes)

Sports Log

USA Hockey to meet with women’s team players

Players are seeking a deal that pays them outside the six-month Olympic period

ASPEN, CO - MARCH 18: Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States celebrates with her globe for winning the season title for the ladies' Slalom during the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals at Aspen Mountain on March 18, 2017 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


Mikaela Shiffrin clinches World Cup overall crown

Shiffrin, 22, is the fifth American ski racer to win the overall crown.

Two New England skiers victorious at World Juniors

Alice Merryweather of Massachusetts and Sam Morse of Maine won the downhill events in Sweden Wednesday.

The Lavachet Wall at the Tignes ski resort in the French Alps.

No victims after avalanche strikes French Alps ski resort

‘‘Several skiers were knocked around and taken care of by resort employees,’’ the resort’s press service said.

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) makes a blocker save on a shot by the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)


Lightning trade goalie Ben Bishop to Kings

The veteran will back up Jonathan Quick, who returned from injury on Saturday.

epa05816210 Mikaela Shiffrin from USA speeds down the slope during the Super G portion of the Women's Alpine Combined competition at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, 26 February 2017. EPA/JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT

Mikaela Shiffrin storms to combined World Cup race victory

Shiffrin extended her advantage in the overall standings to 300 points over Ilka Stuhec.

26zorec - Andy Cracknell teaching Anna Burtnet at the Leo J. Martin Ski Track in Weston. (Department of Conservation and Recreation)


The quiet joys of cross-country skiing

Prominent Nordic ski tracks include the Leo J. Martin Ski Track in Weston, the North Shore Nordic Association trails in Hamilton and Ipswich, and the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton.

CARLISLE, MA - 2/21/2017: The Westford Academy nordic ski team in advance of next week's state meet are running time trials during the practice session at Great Brook Ski Touring Center in Carlisle . (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: REGIONAL TOPIC 26nonordic


Westford Academy Nordic ski team goes the distance

The Grey Ghosts face long bus rides to get to the Weston Ski Track.

Stowe Mountain has 116 trails and 12 lifts.

Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort to be bought by Vail Resorts

The resort is being purchased by the Colorado-based Vail Resorts for $50 million.

Gold medallists US skier Mikaela Shiffrin poses on the podium of the women's slalom race at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz on February 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Dimitar DILKOFFDIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images


Mikaela Shiffrin coasts to slalom gold at worlds

Shiffrin won her specialist event at a third straight ski world championships — and by a huge margin (1.64 seconds).

The author and her husband enjoy the quiet of a weekday ski getaway.

The many rewards of occasionally playing hooky

A good deal on a hotel and lift tickets is just one of the many reasons to book a weekday getaway. Love is another.

Skiers at the Aspen Highlands in Colorado during a ski mountaineering race.

The hottest new way to ski resorts: Uphill skiing and snowboarding

At least 38 New England ski areas allow uphilling, also known as alpine touring or skinning, while California, Colorado, and Utah have become hotbeds for skinning up resorts out west.

A skier takes on Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington.

Deep powder, steep slopes tempt backcountry skiers in New Hampshire’s Presidential Range

Backcountry skiing is a burgeoning pursuit, enticing thousands per year away from the crowded slopes of established ski resorts.

Lindsey Vonn celebrates her third-place finish in the downhill at the world championships Sunday in St. Moritz, Switzerland.


Lindsey Vonn takes downhill bronze at world championships

Vonn, 32, became the oldest female to medal at the worlds. “The bronze feels to me like gold,’’ she said.

US' Mikaela Shiffrin reacts after wining the final at the FIS Ski World Cup Parallel Slalom city event at Hammarbybacken in Stockholm on January 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRANDJONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images


The Winter Olympics are a year away. Here’s how things look for Team USA

Once again American skiers, who collected 17 medals in 2014, will carry the load in Pyeongchang.

Jon Rahm played his shot from the 18th tee during the final round.


Jon Rahm wins Farmers Insurance Open

Rahm finished at 13-under 275, three shots ahead of Charles Howell III and C.T. Pan.

epa05754728 Winner Travis Ganong of the USA celebrates on the podium after the Men's Downhill race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 27 January 2017. EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA

American downhiller Travis Ganong wins at Garmisch

Ganong’s teammate, Steven Nyman, was airlifted to a hospital after crashing.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in New Orleans. The Pelicans won 124-122.(AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)


LeBron James sounds off on Cavaliers’ issues

The Cleveland superstar is critical of his team’s roster makeup and recent performance.

United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Garmisch-Panterkirchen, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)


Why Lindsey Vonn racing against men would be good for skiing

Vonn’s fellow racers, both men and women, embrace the idea. So does the US ski team.

Lindsey Vonn of the US competes to win the women's downhill event at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on January 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images

Lindsey Vonn earns downhill win in her second race back from injury

‘‘I worked really hard to come back,” Vonn said of rehabbing after a knee injury and broken arm.

Mikaela Shiffrin reacts at finish line after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Semmering, Austria, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

Mikaela Shiffrin misses World Cup slalom record

Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia won a women’s World Cup slalom after Shiffrin failed to finish her opening run.

Mr. Vuarnet helped pioneer the tuck position and was the first skier to win an Olympic gold on metal skis.

Jean Vuarnet, 83, skier who lost family to doomsday cult

Mr. Vuarnet, an Olympic champion, helped pioneer the aerodynamic tuck position for downhill racers.

It’s All Downhill

There is much rejoicing in New England’s ski country

Thursday’s storm made for one of the best powder days in recent memory.


How to float on the white stuff: snowshoes

Snowshoes aren’t a “one size fits all” piece of equipment, and there are different styles designed for specific uses.

FILE - This is a Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 file photo of Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, clenches her left hand as she reacts after winning a point against Daria Gavrilova of Australia during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has been injured by a knife-wielding attacker at her home on Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016. The player's spokesman, Karel Tejkal, says Kvitova suffered a left hand injury and has been treated by doctors.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)


Petra Kvitova could return to tennis in 6 months

The two-time Wimbledon champion underwent four hours of surgery for injuries sustained in Tuesday’s attack by a knife-wielding intruder at her home.

Switzerland's Lara Gut, center, winner of an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, takes a selfie with second placed Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather in Val d'Isere, France, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)


Marcel Hirscher, Lara Gut ski to World Cup wins

Hirscher matched Alberto Tomba with a record fourth giant slalom win at Alta Badia, Italy.


Finding the right ski instructor

Five ski areas close to Boston offer “learner hills” ideal for both beginners and returning skiers.

Skier found dead on trail at Killington, police say

William Cusano, 65, collapsed Saturday while skiing an intermediate trail.

Latvia’s Lelde Priedulena will be one of the competitors not taking part in the skeleton world championships in Sochi.


Latvia skeleton team pulls out of worlds in Sochi

It’s the first such response by a national team in response to the Russian doping scandal.

It’s All Downhill

An ode to cold-weather skiing

Finally, an Arctic blast will make New England feel more like ski season really is here. It’s about time.

Jay Peak, Vermont (Caleb Kenna for the New York Times) Jay Peak, Vermont

Globe Magazine

Vermont’s $200 million mountain of trouble

Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger promised to save Jay Peak ski resort and the struggling economy around it. That’s not what happened at all.

It’s All Downhill

A few observations on Killington’s World Cup weekend

The White Circus’s return to New England was interesting to see on a number of levels.

KILLINGTON, VT - NOVEMBER 26: Tessa Worley of France competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on November 26, 2016 in Killington, Vermont. (Photo by Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Tessa Worley wins giant slalom at Killington

American Mikaela Shiffrin finished fifth in the World Cup event.

It’s All Downhill

Geoff Hatheway bought a ski area. Now what?

The new owner of Magic Mountain in Vermont shared his vision and plans for the ski area.

American Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup women’s slalom on Sunday at Killington.

Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom at Killington

Sunday’s win was Shiffrin’s 10th straight victory in slalom events.

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2016 file photo, winner Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. celebrates during the podium ceremony of the women's Slalom race at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Shiffrin earned 21 World Cup victories, two world championship titles, an Olympic gold medal and a pair of reindeer by racing within her comfort zone. Next for the 21-year-old skier: Raising her speed limit. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, File)


Mikaela Shiffrin is the one to beat at Killington

But the US star will have plenty of competition among the 82 other racers in the World Cup event.