Snow Sports

Winter Olympics Showpiece Event Produces Rich Drama

The atmosphere in Sestriere on Men's Downhill day was alive with the festival-like scene that can only be witnessed in a European ski village during a race. Fan clubs from all over the Alps...

Bring On Sestriere and Super Sunday's Downhill

Opening Ceremonies went down last night and the center of the city actually quieted down for a few hours. I picked my girlfriend up yesterday at the aeroporto, which was an adventure...

Sugar Daddy

IS THERE A DOWNSIDE TO HAVING 4 percent body fat spread across a frame of rippling muscle? Only if you're looking for injection sites. "I've about used up the bottom two cans of my six-pack,"...

Turin Gets Ready to Greet the World

"Neve Inferno" screamed the Torino Cronaca's January 28 headline, this neve referring to the heavy snow that had paralyzed northwestern Italy's Piedmont region just 12 days before...

Spring in Your Step

THE SKIING IS EPIC this month, and it looks to stay that way right through March. But if you push your schussing as far into spring as possible, can you be physically primed for running and...

Hut-to-Hut Treks: Connect the Spots

The Alta Via No. 1, in the Dolomites of northern Italy, offers exquisite valley views and crosses breathtaking summits from Braies Lake, near Dobbiaco, to Passo Duran, for a total of 75 miles....

Medal Heads

1. Jeret Peterson En route to winning the 2005 World Cup aerials title, Jeret Peterson, 24, debuted "the hurricane," which involves three flips and five twists—one more rotation...

American Flyers

HIGH ON A GLACIER in Austria's Ötztal Alps, a dozen ski racers waited at the start of the Sölden giant-slalom course. It was mid-October, and the ski gods had blessed Sölden with...

I, Olympian

Bobsledding Where: Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid, New York When: March–April Prerequisites: A medical clearance form signed by your doctor...

Your Piece of the Pie (cont.)

The Residences at the Chateaux Deer Valley, Utah When resort developers want to woo clients with luxury and service, they turn to Deer Valley for ideas. The Residences...

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