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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather speeds down the course as a banner advertising the ski world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo is seen in background, during an alpine ski, women’s World Cup super-G in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy. The natural beauty of Cortina will be of special importance at the alpine ski World championships, with organizers hoping that the images from the slopes beamed around the globe to TV viewers will make up for the lack of fans amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, File)

Skiing worlds in Cortina will lack fans but not scenery

Cortina d’Ampezzo, the resort known as the “Queen” of the Italian Dolomites

  • Feb 5, 2021
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather speeds down the course as a banner advertising the ski world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo is seen in background, during an alpine ski, women’s World Cup super-G in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy. The natural beauty of Cortina will be of special importance at the alpine ski World championships, with organizers hoping that the images from the slopes beamed around the globe to TV viewers will make up for the lack of fans amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, File)
Japan's Yuto Totsuka competes during the men's World Cup freestyle halfpipe snowboard event in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary runs out of runway to host world freestyle, snowboard championships

Calgary runs out of runway to host world freestyle, snowboard championships

Japan's Yuto Totsuka competes during the men's World Cup freestyle halfpipe snowboard event in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Kevin Drury celebrates after his heat in the men’s ski cross elimination round at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Drury is aware the chill attitude that drove him to a World Cup men’s ski cross title will be put to the test this season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Kevin Drury leads Canadian ski cross team into uncertain season

Athletes ready hit with postponements and cancellations

Canada’s Kevin Drury celebrates after his heat in the men’s ski cross elimination round at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Drury is aware the chill attitude that drove him to a World Cup men’s ski cross title will be put to the test this season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Mikael Kingsbury, of Canada, trains during the FIS Freestyle World Cup skiing competition Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Park City, Utah. Kingsbury will miss moguls races for the first time in his World Cup career after suffering a back injury in training on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeff Swinger

Canadian moguls king Mikael Kingsbury sidelined with back injury

Canadian moguls king Mikael Kingsbury sidelined with back injury

Mikael Kingsbury, of Canada, trains during the FIS Freestyle World Cup skiing competition Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Park City, Utah. Kingsbury will miss moguls races for the first time in his World Cup career after suffering a back injury in training on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeff Swinger
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020 file photo, a view of a 'Matterhorn-Express' gondola lift in front of Matterhorn mountain in the Zermatt ski resort, in Zermatt, Switzerland. Restrictions to slow the curve of coronavirus infections have kept ski lifts closed in Italy, France, Germany and Austria, as well as countries further east. But skiers are already heading to mountains in Switzerland, drawing an envious gaze from ski industry and local officials in mountain regions elsewhere on the continent who lost most of last season due to the virus. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, File)

As season nears, Europe ponders skiing during pandemic

As season nears, Europe ponders skiing during pandemic

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020 file photo, a view of a 'Matterhorn-Express' gondola lift in front of Matterhorn mountain in the Zermatt ski resort, in Zermatt, Switzerland. Restrictions to slow the curve of coronavirus infections have kept ski lifts closed in Italy, France, Germany and Austria, as well as countries further east. But skiers are already heading to mountains in Switzerland, drawing an envious gaze from ski industry and local officials in mountain regions elsewhere on the continent who lost most of last season due to the virus. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, File)
Gondolas are shown at Lake Louise ski resort in Lake Louise, Alta., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Western Canadians tired of isolating at home are filling the slopes at mountain ski resorts that have opened earlier than usual thanks to abundant snow and cold temperatures and despite worries about surging cases of COVID-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Snow, cold and COVID-19 precautions usher in early ski season in Western Canada

Earliest openings on record for two Banff National Park resorts

Gondolas are shown at Lake Louise ski resort in Lake Louise, Alta., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Western Canadians tired of isolating at home are filling the slopes at mountain ski resorts that have opened earlier than usual thanks to abundant snow and cold temperatures and despite worries about surging cases of COVID-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Mikael Kingsbury, of Canada, trains during the FIS Freestyle World Cup skiing competition on February 6, 2020, in Park City, Utah. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jeff Swinger

Moguls king Mikael Kingsbury ready for a season of twists and turns

Moguls king Mikael Kingsbury ready for a season of twists and turns

Mikael Kingsbury, of Canada, trains during the FIS Freestyle World Cup skiing competition on February 6, 2020, in Park City, Utah. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jeff Swinger
Moguls winner Mikael Kingsbury of Canada competes in the super final at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Val St-Come, Quebec. Freestyle ski moguls and aerials World Cups in Quebec have be en relocated to Calgary in January. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Quebec’s World Cup moguls, aerials to relocate to Calgary

Quebec’s World Cup moguls, aerials to relocate to Calgary

Moguls winner Mikael Kingsbury of Canada competes in the super final at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Val St-Come, Quebec. Freestyle ski moguls and aerials World Cups in Quebec have be en relocated to Calgary in January. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Canada’s Erik Read waves in the finish area after completing alpine ski, men’s World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Giovanni Auletta

Canada’s alpine ski team navigates complex decisions to race this winter

Alpine racers traditionally among most travelled winter-sport athletes

Canada’s Erik Read waves in the finish area after completing alpine ski, men’s World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Giovanni Auletta
Course workers prepare the landing area at the ski jump venue in Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, B.C. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Next generation of Canadian ski talent sets sights on Whistler, B.C., in 2023

Next generation of Canadian ski talent sets sights on Whistler, B.C., in 2023

Course workers prepare the landing area at the ski jump venue in Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, B.C. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canadian alpine skier Manuel Osborne-Paradis poses for a photograph in Toronto on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian downhill ski racer Manuel Osborne-Paradis announces retirement

Canadian downhill ski racer Manuel Osborne-Paradis announces retirement

Canadian alpine skier Manuel Osborne-Paradis poses for a photograph in Toronto on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists

Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists

Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists

Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists
World Cup ski circuit skipping US, Canada swing this season

World Cup ski circuit skipping US, Canada swing this season

World Cup ski circuit skipping US, Canada swing this season

World Cup ski circuit skipping US, Canada swing this season
Vincent Kriechmayr wins super-G as World Cup leader Kilde crashes

Vincent Kriechmayr wins super-G as World Cup leader Kilde crashes

HINTERSTODER, Austria — For weeks, Vincent Kriechmayr played a central role in…

Vincent Kriechmayr wins super-G as World Cup leader Kilde crashes
George Smith, a co-founder of the Red Deer Ski Club and the Canyon Ski area, is thrilled it was recently upgraded to become a venue for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. (Contributed photo).

Can-do spirit helped carve Red Deer’s Canyon Ski Resort out of the trees

Members of the Red Deer Ski Club made their dream a reality in 1957

George Smith, a co-founder of the Red Deer Ski Club and the Canyon Ski area, is thrilled it was recently upgraded to become a venue for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. (Contributed photo).