Snow joke as daring Southampton hit the icy pistes
Snow joke as daring Southampton hit the icy pistes

Premier League clubs usually use fixture-free weeks as an opportunity to escape the English winter and visit warmer climes but Southampton have taken a novel approach by heading to the Swiss Alps.

Global recession melts Himachal's helicopter skiing business
Global recession melts Himachal's helicopter skiing business

The global financial meltdown and uncertainty has severely hit the heliskiing industry in this picturesque tourist resort in Himachal Pradesh, known for powder skiing. This winter, a majority of skiers from Europe and Russia cancelled their bookings.

Three Italians killed, two hurt in Swiss Alps avalanche: Police

Three Italians were killed and two were injured when they were hit by an avalanche while skiing in an area known as "Death Valley" in the Swiss Alps on Saturday, police said.

Beijing area has enough snow for Winter Games: China official
Beijing area has enough snow for Winter Games: China official

Snow levels in mountains near Beijing will be sufficient for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games if China`s capital wins the right to host the sporting event, an official of the country`s bid committee said on Friday.

Love skiing? Visit best destinations
Love skiing? Visit best destinations

If you are an adventure junkie and snow excites you, how about planning a trip to the world's best skiing destinations? Try gliding on snow at locations like Aspen, Colorado in the US to Fernie in Canada.

Avalanche in Italian Alps kills 1 skier, injures another

Rescuers say an avalanche in the Italian Alps set off a chain of smaller avalanches that have killed one skier and injured another.

Two young American ski racers die in Austrian avalanche: USSA

Two young ski racers training with the US development-level ski team were killed in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps on Monday, the US Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) said on its website. 

Mark Wahlberg's wife rejected skiing vacation plans
Mark Wahlberg's wife rejected skiing vacation plans

Mark Wahlberg had to ditch his plans to hit the ski slopes this festive season after his wife demanded they jet off to the Caribbean to get away from the winter weather.

Lindsey Vonn back in action on her favourite stage
Lindsey Vonn back in action on her favourite stage

It has been a year since Lindsey Vonn last skied a World Cup race, but there is light at the end of the tunnel for the American, who is set to make her return from a lengthy injury absence at her favourite resort this weekend.

Spanish man sues `comatose` Schumacher over alleged traffic accident

A Spanish man has reportedly sued comatose Formula One legend Michael Schumacher in relation to an alleged traffic accident in Spain, which happened just weeks before his horrific skiing accident.

`Lifesaver` ski helmet returned to `comatose` Schumacher`s family

The broken ski helmet of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, which saved during a horrific accident at the French Alps, has reportedly been handed back to his family.

Italian skier sets new world record with 252.4 kmph speed

An Italian skier has reportedly broken his own speed skiing world record by reaching 252.4 kilometers per hour in the French Alps.

Schumacher may never recover due to serious lapses of judgment in medical care: Ex-F1 doctor

The former chief medical officer of Formula One has said that he believes that the comatose Michael Schumacher will never recover as there have been `serious lapses of judgment` in his ongoing medical care.

`Small, encouraging signs` in Michael Schumacher`s condition: Agent

There are small signs of encouragement in Michael Schumacher`s condition but the former Formula 1 star still faces a long fight to recover after suffering brain damage in a skiing accident, his agent said on Wednesday.

Sochi Olympics: Topless Chamoun lets skiing do talking

Lebanon`s Jackie Chamoun insisted her mind was solely on skiing Friday as she competed in the Olympic slalom, days after footage of a topless photo shoot caused an uproar at home.

`Schumacher will not be Schumacher` if he survives, says brain surgery specialist

A brain surgery specialist has reportedly claimed that Formula One legend Michael Schumacher will be a completely different person than he was should he survive the severe head injuries he suffered in a skiing accident in December.

Michael Schumacher may never wake up from `medically-induced` coma: Reports

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, who has been in a medically-induced following a skiing accident in late December, may reportedly never regain consciousness.

Sochi 2014 price tag is bad example but Games are safe

The $50-billion price tag for the Sochi Olympics is a "bad example" for future candidate cities but Russia`s first Winter Games will be secure despite mounting safety concerns, international skiing chief Gian-Franco Kasper said on Friday.

Skiers cautious on slope where Schumacher crashed

Skiers are wary but still taking to the slopes where racing great Michael Schumacher suffered a devastating crash.

Angela Merkel, injured in skiing accident, cancels meetings

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was injured in a fall while cross-country skiing in Switzerland, forcing her to stay off her feet and cancel meetings.