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SOLDEU, ANDORRA - MARCH 17: Mikaela Shiffrin of USA takes 1st place in the overall standings during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on March 17, 2019 in Soldeu Andorra. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Mikaela Shiffrin returns to New Hampshire as a leader

The record-breaking 24-year-old is now the face of US ski racing.

US ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Alice Merryweather take downhill in US Championships at Sugarloaf

The Maine resort is hosting the US Alpine Championships this week for the seventh time.

Mikaela Shiffrin hoists her World Cup trophy after clinching first place in the overall standings.

WORLD CUP SKIING

Mikaela Shiffrin wins giant slalom to claim fourth World Cup title

Shiffrin tied the record for most World Cup trophy wins.

SOLDEU, ANDORRA - MARCH 14: Mikaela Shiffrin of USA takes 1st place in the overall standings during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's and Women's Super G on March 14, 2019 in Soldeu Andorra. (Photo by Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Sports Log

Mikaela Shiffrin captures World Cup super-G title

Shiffrin, 24, becomes first woman in six years to win discipline titles in a technical and a speed event in the same season.

US' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates with her national flag after winning the women's slalom event at the 2019 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships at the National Arena in Are, Sweden, on February 16, 2019. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP)JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

Sports Log

Mikaela Shiffrin skis through illness to win slalom at world championship

Fighting off a lung infection, the American skier delivered her most resilient performance yet.

Victor Wiacek came away from a grisly accident with some new attitudes.

First aid on the slopes saved a Babson skier’s life after bloody fall

One of his skis severed leg arteries, but Victor Wiacek had an old friend nearby who acted quickly.

A Ski Butlers technician fits rental equipment for a family. Ski Butlers will deliver freshly waxed and tuned gear to your lodging at 47 resorts worldwide.

The big lug: Ski transport and delivery services on the rise at resorts

Ski Butlers, a company established in Park City in 2005, will deliver its one-millionth rental this year.

Lindsey Vonn celebrated with the US skiing team and her dog Lucy after winning the bronze medal in the women’s downhill event of the Alpine Ski World Championships.

SKIING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Lindsey Vonn wins bronze in final race of career

By finishing third in the downhill, the 34-year-old Vonn eclipsed her own record for oldest woman to medal at worlds.

ARE, SWEDEN - FEBRUARY 5: Mikaela Shiffrin of USA wins the gold medal during the FIS World Ski Championships Women's Super G on February 5, 2019 in Are Sweden. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates, Lindsey Vonn crashes at Worlds

Shiffrin is now a four-time world champion to go with her 56 World Cup victories — 26 wins behind Vonn on the all-time list

Personell attend to Lindsey Vonn after she crashed in the super-G event at the world championships.

With retirement near, Vonn has nasty crash in super-G at world championships

Lindsey Vonn crashed in the super-G at the world championships, straddling a gate mid-air and ending up in the safety nets.

Lindsey Vonn.

Lindsey Vonn to retire after world championships

The women’s all-time leader in World Cup wins had been planning to retire in December but changed her plans because of persistent pain in both of her knees.

GARMISCH PARTENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - JANUARY 25: Alice Merryweather of USA in action during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill Training on January 25, 2019 in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Two Mass. skiers are on US team for Alpine World Championships

Hingham’s Alice Merryweather and Topsfield’s Brian McLaughlin will compete in Sweden starting next week.

United States' Lindsey Vonn waves as she stands in the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

Sports Log

American ski champion Lindsey Vonn after aborted return: ‘Time to say goodbye’

After failing to finish a World Cup super-G on Sunday in Italy, injury-riddled 34-year-old may have raced for the last time.

Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates her Super G win in the Women’s World Cup.

WOMEN’S SKIING WORLD CUP

Mikaela Shiffrin wins Super G as Lindsey Vonn ponders future

Vonn, who’s had four knee surgeries, was unable to finish the race

United States' Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during a training session for ski World Cup women's downhill, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

Skiing

Lindsey Vonn set to resume pursuit of ski racing record

The American, who needs five wins to set the mark for World Cup wins, was 10th in downhill training at Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

VAL GARDENA, ITALY - DECEMBER 19 Ester Ledecka of Czech Republic in action during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Super G on December 19, 2018 in Val Gardena Italy. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Skier-snowboarder gold medalist Ester Ledecka chooses Alpine over snowboard worlds

“After this world championships then I will focus on snowboarding again,” the Czech athlete said.

SPORTS LOG

Mikaela Shiffrin notches 10th World Cup win of season

The Olympic champion is within striking distance of the all-time record of 14 wins in a single season.

SEMMERING, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 29: Mikaela Shiffrin of USA takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Slalom on December 29, 2018 in Semmering Austria. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Sports Log

Skier Mikaela Shiffrin breaks women’s slalom record

Her 36th victory made Shiffrin the most successful female slalom skier in the 52-year history of the World Cup.

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after winning an alpine ski, women's world Cup downhill race, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany. Lindsey Vonn is planning to return from injury this weekend, Jan. 12-13, 2019, for speed races in Austria, resuming her quest for the all-time record for World Cup wins. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti, File)

Lindsey Vonn plans return to World Cup at speed races in Austria

It will be Vonn’s first ski races of the season after hurting her knee and sitting out six events.

COURCHEVEL, FRANCE - DECEMBER 21: Mikaela Shiffrin of USA takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on December 21, 2018 in Courchevel France. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

FRIDAY’S SPORTS LOG

Mikaela Shiffrin wins giant slalom for 49th career World Cup win

The dominant American skier is well on her way to a third straight World Cup title this season.

Winner US Mikaela Shiffrin (C) celebrates with second-placed Slovakia's Petra Vlhova (L) and third-placed Switzerland's Wendy Holdener (R) on the podium after competing in the Women's Parallel Slalom race during the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup on December 8, 2018, in Saint Moritz. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

Sports Log

Mikaela Shiffrin captures World Cup ski event

US ski champion won her third World Cup title in eight days with a triumph in the parallel slalom at St. Moritz, Switzerland.

KILLINGTON, VERMONT - NOVEMBER 24: Federica Brignone of Italy reacts after winning the Giant Slalom at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup on November 24, 2018 in Killington, Vermont. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

WORLD CUP SKIING

Italian Federica Brignone wins giant slalom at Killington

Mikaela Shiffrin just missed the podium after a slow start, taking fourth place.

Mikaela Shiffrin of the US competes to win the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's slalom race in Levi, Kittilä, Finland, on November 17, 2018. (Photo by Markku Ulander / Lehtikuva / AFP) / Finland OUTMARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images

Mikaela Shiffrin returns to Killington for World Cup stop this weekend

The local star is looking for her third straight win in slalom here, and her first in giant slalom.

Halley O’Brien

Meet Halley O’Brien, host of ‘The Snow Report’

The weekly Web series, presented by Ski Magazine, gives her room to truly display her witty energy.

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The best of the new ski accessories

“Lungs” that help you breathe in cold weather, ski pole flasks, venting face masks, smartphone scarves, Bluetooth-enabled goggles, and more. Some are worth the money; others are not.

The author (who describes herself as unathletic, nervous, and winter-hating) tried curling at Blackstone Valley Curling Club in Hopedale, Mass. It was more fun — and difficult — than she expected.

How curling, ‘a game about honesty and respect,’ won over its newest fan

All over the country, curling clubs are cropping up — especially in Massachusetts, which has about 14 clubs from Boston all the way to the Berkshires. Here’s everything you need to know about the sport.

Mikaela Shiffrin is seeking her third straight top finish in the slalom.

The rise of the Killington Cup — and Mikaela Shiffrin

The 23-year-old Olympic champion will look to make it three consecutive top finishes in the slalom event later this month, no doubt backed by a fervent crowd

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Clothing to keep the chill out

Here’s a roundup of some of the best cold weather clothing that will keep you warm and dry even if (when) the nor’easter blows in.

Learn to ski or snowboard at King Pine at Purity Spring Resort.

Five little gems that are simply grand

Here are five small but mighty New England ski resorts, where glitter and gloss are replaced with character and charm.

Stowe Village offers plenty to do with its shops, museums, and a snowshoe-ready recreation path.

Don’t ski, don’t care: New England ski towns that even a non-skier can love

If the idea of putting two sticks on your feet and hurtling down a mountain in the freezing cold is not your idea of a jolly old time, know this: It has never been easier to go on a “ski trip” and never actually ski.

The Jacuzzi at the Spa at Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Sore after a day on the slopes? There’s a spa for that

Whether you spent the day on snow or just need something to do while your family is on the trails, resort spas burst with indulgences that nurture body, mind, and spirit.

Mikaela Shiffrin, of Vail, Colo., knocks down gates as she takes her first run on her way to winning the women's slalom ski race at the U.S. Alpine Championships, Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Waterville Valley to host US Alpine Championships in 2019, 2021

The slalom events — including the newly added parallel slalom — will be contested at the New Hampshire resort.

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015 file photo, USA men's ski team member Bode Miller participates in a news conference at the alpine skiing world championships in Beaver Creek, Colo. Authorities reported Monday, June 11, 2018, that Miller's 19-month-old daughter Emeline Miller died Sunday after paramedics pulled her from a swimming pool in Coto de Caza, Calif., Saturday. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Bode Miller and his wife look to raise awareness after daughter’s drowning

The Millers said they are speaking about the tragedy in hopes of preventing it from happening to other families.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 20, 2017 US alpine skier Bode Miller addresses the media during a press conference during the FIS Ski Alpine World Cupin Kitzbuehel. The 19-month-old daughter of Olympic skiing champion Bode Miller has drowned, police in California said on June 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jure MAKOVECJURE MAKOVEC/AFP/Getty Images

Bode Miller and wife address drowning of 19-month-old daughter

They hoped to raise awareness about tragedy in taped interview with NBC’s “Today” show set to air Monday, July 30.

BEAVER CREEK, CO - DECEMBER 02: Bode Miller of the United States skis the course with a 3D point of view camera prior to downhill training for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup on the Birds of Prey on December 2, 2015 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The ups and downs of Bode Miller

The life of the US’s most accomplished male skier has taken more twists and turns than a steep giant slalom.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 20, 2017 US alpine skier Bode Miller addresses the media during a press conference during the FIS Ski Alpine World Cupin Kitzbuehel. The 19-month-old daughter of Olympic skiing champion Bode Miller has drowned, police in California said on June 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jure MAKOVECJURE MAKOVEC/AFP/Getty Images

Skiing community expresses sympathy following death of Bode Miller’s daughter

The US ski team and others shared their sentiments via social media.

Okemo and Mount Sunapee ski areas sold to Vail Resorts

The two New England resorts give Vail more to offer in its multi-resort Epic Pass season ticket.

LON99:SPORT-ALPINE SKIING LANG:PARIS,22NOV99 - FILE PHOTO 22JAN97 - Alpine Skiing World Cup founders Serge Lang (R) of France and Bob Beattie of the United States pose in front of an ice sculpture symbolising the World Cup trophy, January 22, 1997 in Kitzbuehl, Austria. Lang died of a heart attack aged 79 on Sunday, the international ski federation said November 22. Lang came up with the idea of World Cup during a discussion with former U.S. ski team head coach Bob Beattie while waiting out a blizzard at the 1966 world championships in Portillo, Chile. clh/str REUTERS Merlin Photo

Skiing

Bob Beattie, pioneer of Alpine skiing’s World Cup circuit, dies at 85

Beattie helped organize and launch ski racing’s most competitive level, and was a longtime ski racing coach.

With Mr. Beattie as coach, US men in 1964 won Alpine medals at a Winter Olympics for the first time.

Bob Beattie, 85, pioneer of Alpine World Cup circuit

In 1964, with Mr. Beattie as coach, US men won Alpine medals at a Winter Olympics for the first time.

US' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after finishing third during the FIS World Cup Women's Giant Slalom competition in Ofterschwang, southern Germany, on March 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images

Sports Log

Mikaela Shiffrin claims second straight overall World Cup title

She is the second American female skier to win multiple overall titles after Lindsey Vonn.

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.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by LISI NIESNER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9352611a) Cornelia Huetter, Sofia Goggia and Lindsey Vonn Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany - 03 Feb 2018 (L-R) Second placed Sofia Goggia of Italy, first placed Lindsey Vonn of the USA and third placed Cornelia Huetter of Austria celebrate on the podium after the Women's downhill race of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 03 February 2018.

Sports log

Lindsey Vonn nips Sofia Goggia for 80th World Cup win

‘‘I didn’t leave all the cards on the table,’’ Vonn said. ‘‘I hold those extra aces for the Olympics.’’

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

RACHEL G. BOWERS

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.

Warren Miller captured the ski bum lifestyle, and made everyone feel a part of it

The legendary ski filmmaker’s productions remain an annual rite of passage for many snowsports enthusiasts.

The US Ski And Snowboard Center of Excellence is located at 1 Victory Lane in Park City, Utah. (Matt Pepin/Globe Staff)

2018 Olympics

Behind the scenes at US Ski and Snowboard’s training center

In Park City, Utah, the top American snowsports athletes have everything they need to take on the world’s best in PyeongChang.