Latest Snow Sports headlines

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)

SPORTS LOG

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)

ON THE MOVE

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.

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

SPORTS LOG

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.

SPORTS LOG

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

JOHN POWERS I ON OLYMPICS

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.

SPORTS LOG

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)

SPORTS LOG

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)

MATT PEPIN

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.

ON THE MOVE | BRION O’CONNOR

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)

SPORTS LOG

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)

SPORTS LOG

Marcel Hirscher, Lara Gut ski to World Cup wins

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

ON THE MOVE | BRION O’CONNOR

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.

SPORTS LOG

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)

WORLD CUP AT KILLINGTON

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.

First placed Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the second run of an alpine skiing women's World Cup slalom, in Levi, Finland, Saturday Nov. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)

Mikaela Shiffrin aims to be queen of the mountains

The American slalom specialist is emphasizing the speed events as she goes for the World Cup overall title.

March 22 1991 / Waterville Valley, NH. / AP Photo / FIRST WORLD CUP VICTORY / Julie Parisien, 19, of Auburn, Maine, charges through the gates Friday at the women's World Cup giant slalom. Parisien won the event, her first ever World Cup victory. worldcup

New England’s World Cup skiing history

A look at all World Cup skiing events ever held in New England and the winners.

World Cup slalom and giant slalom races will be held on Killington's Superstar trail on Nov. 26-27. (Chandler Burgess/Killington)

Killington’s World Cup weekend could be an inspirational event

The area’s young skiers will get to see New England’s first World Cup event in 25 years.

Killington gets green light for World Cup ski races

The Vermont resort has been making snow since October for the first World Cup event in New England in 25 years.

Boston College’s Ryan Fitzgerald (left) notched two assists Sunday.

SPORTS LOG

BC hockey team defeats Arizona State

The third-ranked Eagles stretched their unbeaten streak to 10 games.

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2016, file photo, Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, celebrates in the finish area after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria. Vonn underwent surgery to fix a broken right arm after a crash while training on the slopes in Copper Mountain, Colorado. The four-time overall World Cup champion said the wipeout happened Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, and had surgery that night in Vail. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca, File)

Sports Log

Lindsey Vonn breaks right arm during Colorado training run

The four-time overall World Cup champion hopes to return to skiing ‘‘as soon as possible.’’

Host Alex Kaufman

With unique look at ski business, ‘WintryMix’ podcast gains traction

Now in its third season, the podcast, created in a partnership with Vermont Public Radio, has tackled a wide variety of topics.

What’s new in the year’s snow sports gear

A roundup of the top gear and gadgets for your winter adventures.

Top: The Salt Lake City skyline in front of the Wasatch Mountains.

Salt Lake City a mecca for skiers and riders

Imagine a capital city that provides a sophisticated metropolitan vibe as well as quick and easy access to more than a half dozen outstanding resorts. Say hello to Salt Lake City.

Girlfriend getaway fun includes wine tastings at Seven Birches Winery near Loon Mountain.

The best girlfriend ski getaways in New England

You’ll get the guidance you need, the coddling you deserve, and that special boost that only comes from sisterhood.

The North Face FuseForm Brigandine 3L Jacket

Chasing the chill

Be prepared: Look good, keep warm, and stay dry with the latest and best outdoor winter apparel.

Skiers descend from the summit of Mount Ellen.

Sugarbush is a tale of two mountains

Launching a new resort a few miles south of Sugarbush Valley’s gilded slopes required a certain amount of chutzpah, but Walt Elliot, a Texas native turned New Yorker, had what it took.

Lather on the sunscreen, skiers and snowboarders. You’re at higher elevations and higher risk.

Skiers and snowboarders have an increased risk because of altitude and also reflection from the snow, both of which intensify UV penetration.

Mikaela Shiffrin in October.

With return of World Cup to the region, we all win

It’s a shame New England fell off the World Cup map, particularly in the past 15 years as the US ski team emerged as a true rival to the European teams.