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New York continues its clean energy transition Special

Albany - As nearby Pennsylvania places the majority of its energy bet on its shale gas industry, New York State takes a decidedly different approach going with expanded Clean Energy initiatives.

Snakes on the snow in Norway might be poisonous

Skiers in Norway have been startled recently when they've come across snakes wiggling over the snow, and in some cases these have been the country’s only venomous species.

Alpine skiing-Hirscher wins third successive World Cup title

Austria's Marcel Hirscher won his third successive overall alpine skiing World Cup title after placing fourth in the giant slalom in the finals at Lenzerheide on Saturday.

Aching Schild contemplates end of career

Marlies Schild, the most successful slalom specialist in the history of the alpine skiing World Cup, said she was contemplating retirement after finishing third in Lenzerheide on Saturda...

Alpine skiing-Austria speeds towards World Cup double

Austria was heading for a brilliant World Cup double on Thursday when Anna Fenninger secured the women's alpine skiing World Cup title and Marcel Hirscher took a giant step towards retaining the men's trophy.

Crash ends Hoefl-Riesch's World Cup hopes

Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch crashed heavily and was taken to hospital at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide on Wednesday, ending her chances of winning the overall title.

Fenninger puts men in shade in World Cup warm-up

Austrian Anna Fenninger clocked the 16th fastest time of the women's and men's fields combined in World Cup downhill training on Tuesday.

Jansrud targets overall improvement after Sochi gold

With two wins in three days on home snow in Kvitfjell, Kjetil Jansrud showed there could be greater things to come following his Olympic Super-G title in Sochi.

Sochi discard Fischbacher wins Crans-Montana downhill

Austrian Andrea Fischbacher beat Sochi gold medalists Anna Fenninger and Tina Maze to win the World Cup downhill in Crans-Montana on Sunday, in the process winning her first race for f...

Sochi injury ends Weirather's season

The shin injury she suffered in training at the Sochi Olympics has ended Tina Weirather's season, the Alpine skier from Liechtenstein said on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Are Canadians living up to the hashtag #WeAreWinter? Special

Olympic fever is in the air, and Twitter is abuzz with nationalistic hashtags like #GoCanadaGo and #WeAreWinter. But are the ordinary Canadians who rally their athletes in Sochi really the winter enthusiasts the media would have the world believe?

Downhill conditions looking good

Piste conditions for Sunday's showcase men's Olympic downhill are currently excellent, Alpine skiing officials said on Wednesday.

Alpine skiing-Austrians say Vancouver pain is past

Austrian skiing officials have shrugged off the pain of Olympic failure since the last Winter Games and they are hoping Sochi will also help the media forget the nightmare of Vancouver.

Hansdotter first at last

It took Frida Hansdotter six seasons and eight second places before finally winning a World Cup slalom in Kranjska Gora on Sunday.

Defago hits form to take Kitzbuehel Super-G win

Olympic downhill champion Didier Defago signalled his return to form two weeks before the Winter Olympics in Sochi when he won a Super-G in Kitzbuehel on Sunday.

Schumacher now 'fighting for his life' in Grenoble hospital

Grenoble - According to doctors in the Grenoble hospital where Michael Schumacher is being treated, the seven-times world Formula One champion is "fighting for his life" and slipping into a coma.

Reigning Olympic downhill champ Lindsey Vonn hurts knee in France

At Saturday's World Cup downhill in Val d'Isere, France, American Lindsey Vonn appeared to injure her surgically repaired knee. On the comeback trial from that injury, Vonn missed a gate and balanced awkwardly, clutching her knee.

Op-Ed: The shutdown's butterfly effect on Olympic athletes Special

Aspen - If you watch the Sochi Winter Games, you may not see the best U.S. Paralympic skiers, or may not see them in their best shape. Remember the government shutdown?

Lindsey Vonn is back, plans to ski over the weekend in Chile

Top ski racer Lindsey Vonn is back in snow six months after her terrifying fall during the 2013 World Championships in Schladming, Austria last February.

Dutch Prince dies 18 months after avalanche accident

The Hague - Prince Johan Friso of Holland died today Monday August 12. The prince, aged 44, was the younger brother of the new King Willem-Alexander and had been in a coma for 18 months following a skiing accident.

Skiing in North Carolina style Special

North Carolina does not typically conjure up images of a white winter wonderland, but something many do not know about this destination, popular for its sandy Atlantic Beaches, wind surfing, and golf is it has a winter wonderland waiting to be enjoyed.

Video: Musician blends love of music with his love of skiing

South Lake Tahoe - If you have ever wondered how some musicians spend their free time, a new video from one musicians' winter vacation may give you some insight.

6 Russian tourists & 2 skiers die in Fiemme Valley, Italy (video)

In just two days, six Russian tourists were killed and two injured in a snowmobile accident and two Italian skiers have died in an avalanche, on Mount Cermis in the Fiemme Valley of northern Italy.

Op-Ed: Tree well dangers, know them and ski with a buddy Special

The extreme lack of knowledge on the existence and dangers of tree wells became very apparent me to me a year ago when skiing with my brother at Whistler Mountain, British Columbia.

Canadian skier dies after crashing in ski cross event

Grindelwald - For the second time this year, the Canadian ski community is in mourning after racer Nik Zoricic died during a World Cup event in Switzerland on Saturday.

Op-Ed: From Ontario to Vermont, there's snow to be found Special

The year of 2011 may be remembered as the winter that wasn’t in many parts of North America, but for me it will be remembered as the year I perfected my skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding skills.

Bosnia once more a ski destination as Sarajevo Olympics turns 28

Sarajevo - The Sarajevo Winter Olympics of 1984 started 28 years ago today, and the Bosnian ski slopes are once again very much open for business.

Video: Urban skier gets stuck on pole while attempting stunt

Marquette - An urban skier on the city streets of Marquette, Michigan, who launched off a ramp while performing a rail slide, became stuck on a pole as he exited the jump, leaving him hanging above the ground with his legs dangling below him.

Canadian skier Sarah Burke dies from skiing accident

Sarah Burke, a freestyle skier from Canada, is dead at the age of 29. She was critically injured during practice at Park City Mountain Resort in Utah on January 10. She was 29.

Op-Ed: Charming Charlevoix - A Year-Round Destination Special

Quebec - The Charlevoix region in the province of Quebec (Canada) is a 6,000 square kilometer protected UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, rich in forests, streams, and wildlife. It's a great place to visit anytime of year, including winter.
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Barbara Hillary training for her expedition to the North Pole.
Barbara Hillary training for her expedition to the North Pole.
Photo courtesy of Barbara Hillary
Single dog Skijoring
Single dog Skijoring
Weekend crowd at Beech Mountain  North Carolina
Weekend crowd at Beech Mountain, North Carolina
Panoramic view of the Appalachian mountains from the top of Beech Mountain.
Panoramic view of the Appalachian mountains from the top of Beech Mountain.
A skier skis in a snow storm on Sugar Mountain  North Carolina
A skier skis in a snow storm on Sugar Mountain, North Carolina
Two skiers at the top of Blackcomb Mountain  getting ready to head down the hill on a fresh powder d...
Two skiers at the top of Blackcomb Mountain, getting ready to head down the hill on a fresh powder day at Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel skiing in Switzerland.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel skiing in Switzerland.
A young girl skiing at Horseshoe Valley Ski Hill  Ontario  Canada.
A young girl skiing at Horseshoe Valley Ski Hill, Ontario, Canada.
Sean Pawling plays the trombone as he skis in Lake Tahoe.
Sean Pawling plays the trombone as he skis in Lake Tahoe.
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Single dog Skijoring
Lindsey Vonn wins Audi FIS World Cup Downhill Globe in 2010
Lindsey Vonn wins Audi FIS World Cup Downhill Globe in 2010
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Skiing north-west in the direction of France s St-Martin-de-Belleville  beyond the Crêtes restauran...
Skiing north-west in the direction of France's St-Martin-de-Belleville, beyond the Crêtes restaurant, from the Tougnete summit
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Single dog Skijoring