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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

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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

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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.

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Ski film legend Warren Miller dies at 93

Miller produced more than 500 films about outdoor sports, but was best known for those featuring skiing.

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)

WORLD CUP SKIING

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.

SPORTS LOG

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

ON THE MOVE/BRION O’CONNOR

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)

Alex Speier

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)

SPORTS LOG

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)

SPORTS LOG

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

Skiing

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.