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Austria's Marcel Hirscher who took the gold celebrates during the flower ceremony for the men's giant slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Austrian Marcel Hirscher wins Olympic giant slalom for 2nd gold medal

American Ted Ligety, the 2014 Olympic champion and a three-time world champ, finished outside the top 10

Czech Republic's gold medallist Ester Ledecka poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the alpine skiing women's Super-G at the Pyeongchang Medals Plaza during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 17, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images

‘Is this a kind of mistake?’ Snowboarder wins skiing gold

This made no sense to Ester Ledecka. Just simply couldn’t be. Could. Not. Be.

Caralyn Baxter is a physical therapist for the USA Olympic Ski Team and will be traveling to PyeongChang for the upcoming Olympics. She is photographed in the USAA Center of Excellence where she works as physical therapist on January 31, 2018 in Park City, Utah. Photo by Kim Raff for The Boston Globe


There’s more than one way to make an Olympic dream come true

Caralyn Baxter, a New Hampshire native, handles physical therapy, motivation, and more for the top halfpipe skiers headed to the Olympics.

Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen reacts at finish line after somebody in the attendance threw him a snowball during his second run of an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom in Schladming, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)


Hirscher-Kristoffersen rivalry turns into a snowball fight in men’s slalom

Kristoffersen was furious that spectators threw snowballs at him during his final run before losing to the Austrian home favorite.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANDREA SOLERO/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9327079w) Lindsey Vonn Alpine Skiing World Cup in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy - 20 Jan 2018 Lindsey Vonn of the USA is on her way to win the women's Downhill race of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, 20 January 2018.


Lindsey Vonn cruises to downhill win in Italy

American skier clocked in at 1 minute, 36.48 seconds for a 0.92-second win over Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather.

From left: Ken Rodriguez, Arman Serebrakian, and Ara Nazarian.

Verispellis is at the intersection of skiing and science

Three Boston-based medical professionals have created their own brand of high-tech equipment.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by CHRISTIAN BRUNA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9318308o) Lindsey Vonn of the USA talks to journalists after the downhill training session at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, 12 January 2018. Alpine Skiing World Cup in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria - 12 Jan 2018

Winter sports roundup

Lindsey Vonn’s return depends on weather

Vonn hasn’t raced since Dec. 16 when she earned her 78th career win at a super-G in Val d'Isere, France


Take your sledding to the next level

Three Boston-area ski areas offer snow tubing to kids of any age, from 6 to 76.

KRANJSKA GORA, SLOVENIA - JANUARY 06: Mikaela Shiffrin of USA competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on January 6, 2018 in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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Can Mikaela Shiffrin replace Lindsey Vonn at the top of the hill?

With the Olympics approaching, a comparison of the skiers’ statistics shows how fast Shiffrin is closing the gap.

Cincinnati Reds' Zack Cozart hits a single off of Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Doug Fister in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Cincinnati. The Red Sox won 5-4. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)


Busy Angels agree to contract with Zack Cozart

An All-Star shortstop for the Reds last season, Cozart will shift to third base after signing a three-year deal with the Angels.

United States' Lindsey Vonn grimaces in pain after getting to the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

Sports log

Lindsey Vonn injures back, withdraws from World Cup Super-G event

American downhill champion suffered jarring back injury Saturday in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher shouts instructions during the team's NCAA college football game against Clemson in Tallahassee, Fla. Two people with direct knowledge of the decision say Fisher has resigned to take the same job at Texas A&M. Fisher handed in his resignation after a meeting with university President John Thrasher on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. according to the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because Florida State had not announced the move. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)


Jimbo Fisher to leave Florida State for Texas A&M

Fisher will replace Kevin Sumlin, who was fired last Sunday after going 51-26 in six seasons

Troy Murphy competed at the 2017 World Cup moguls event at Deer Valley, Utah

The US’s best moguls skier is from Maine, and his sights are set on the Olympics

Troy Murphy finished sixth in the World Cup standings last season.

Mikaela Shiffrin headed downhill Sunday during her first run in the women's FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup slalom race.

Mikaela Shiffrin dominates to win World Cup slalom at Killington

After seizing a lead of nearly a second in the morning run, Shiffrin blew away the field in the second and won by 1.64 seconds.

KILLINGTON, VT - NOVEMBER 25: Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on November 25, 2017 in Killington, Vermont. (Photo by Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Viktoria Rebensburg outduels Mikaela Shiffrin to win World Cup giant slalom

Shiffrin briefly seized the lead with a dazzling second run. But Rebensburg, of Germany, was even better.

Second-placed Mikaela Shiffrin (L) of the United States, winner Petra Vlhova of Slovakia and third-placed Wendy Holdener of Switzerland celebrate on the podium after the Ladies' FIS Alpine Ski World Cup slalom race in Levi, Kittilae, Finland, on November 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Lehtikuva / Vesa Moilanen / Finland OUTVESA MOILANEN/AFP/Getty Images


Mikaela Shiffrin on top of mountain as World Cup returns to New England

As ski racing season picks up steam, Vermont’s Killington Resort will host women’s slalom and giant slalom events this weekend.

Last season, Killington opened in October.

It’s really happening: Ski season starts this week in New England

Killington in Vermont announced it plans to open for season pass holders Wednesday and the general public Thursday.

Vermont’s Jay Peak Resort.

Your Guide to Skiing 2017

Most likely to make you want to go skiing? This list.

A look at what truly defines some of New England’s top destinations.

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.

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, USA men's ski team member and six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller participates in a news conference at the alpine skiing world championships, in Beaver Creek, Colo. Miller's name no longer appears on the roster of the U.S. ski team, who announced its nominations Thursday, May 25, 2017, for the 2017-18 World Cup season. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Bode Miller to work as TV analyst during Olympics

The Franconia, N.H., native had said previously that he was not considering a ski racing comeback.

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 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. Chasing the ski World Cup wins record next season, Lindsey Vonn will have another chance to master a rare race challenge: A two-run downhill. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca, File)

Lindsey Vonn’s quest to race against men on hold

US Ski and Snowboard presented its proposal to the ISF’s Alpine executive board, with the topic tabled until spring.

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.