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3 Killed in Montana Avalanches

Unstable snow making slopes dangerous

(Newser) - Two Montana snowmobilers and a cross-country skier have been killed in three separate avalanches. The body of the skier was recovered by Montana authorities just across the border in Wyoming after his wife reported he vanished in an avalanche as they skied together. Two hours earlier, a snowmobiler died nearby... More »

Several Injured After Ski Lift Breaks; 200 Are Rescued

Cable jumps track, stranding skiers in Maine

(Newser) - Several people were injured when a ski lift broke at a Maine ski resort today, sending their chairs plunging about 30 feet to the ground. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. All 200 or so people who had been trapped on the lift at the Sugarloaf resort have... More »

Lindsey Vonn Wins 3rd Straight World Cup

Becomes most successful skier in US history

(Newser) - Lindsey Vonn won her third straight overall World Cup title today, becoming the most accomplished skier the United States has ever had. "I gave it all I had. I have nothing more," Vonn says. "I am the most successful American ever and I am very, very happy.... More »

Kramer, Miller Screw Up Big

Speedskating gaffe particularly tragic

(Newser) - Bode Miller made the kind of mistake that sometimes happens in skiing. But the gaffe made by Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer? Unbelievable. Kramer went through the 10,000-meter race in what would've been record time, but was disqualified for not switching lanes while coming out of a turn. The craziest... More »

7 Die in Avalanches in Italian Alps

4 were rescuers searching for victims

(Newser) - Seven people were killed in avalanches in the Italian Alps, including four rescuers who were searching for missing tourists skiing in the Trentino region. A government spokesman blamed the deaths on skiers' refusal to heed warnings about conditions. Officials had recently boosted the avalanche alert level. More »

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