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Best photos from the 2019 ski season


Stunning images from ski racing

Winter wonderlandSnow covers the mountains and the 2018-2019 ski racing season is under way. Here’s some of the best photos from the circuit.

Stunning images from ski racing

Taste of victoryMarcel Hirscher shares his slalom victory in Levi, Finland, with a friend.

Stunning images from ski racing

All in the landingKlaus Brandner looks to regain his balance as he races in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Stunning images from ski racing

Stunning images from ski racing

Shining lightThe giant slalom slope of Val d’Isère shines amid dark skies; the slalom was canceled because of bad weather.

Stunning images from ski racing

Leap of faithFrance’s Alexis Pinturault searches for speed en route to a third-placed finish in Alta Badia, Italy.

Stunning images from ski racing

Poles apartPetra Vlhova in action at the women’s slalom in Semmering, Austria.

Stunning images from ski racing

Snowballing out of controlNorway’s Mina Fuerst Holtmann crashes out in Zagreb’s women’s slalom.

Stunning images from ski racing

Leaving a traceUS skier Thomas Biesemeyer leaves a spray of snow behind him as he cuts inside.

Stunning images from ski racing

Crashing outCanada’s Erin Mielzynski ends up on her back during the women’s slalom in Zagreb.

Stunning images from ski racing

The queen’s coronationMikaela Shiffrin celebrates with champagne and a crown after winning the women’s slalom in Zagreb.

Stunning images from ski racing

A winter’s imageMarcel Hirscher flies round a bend during a winning run at the picturesque Adelboden.

Stunning images from ski racing

Flying the flagAustria’s Marcel Hirscher is presented as the winner of the giant slalom race in Adelboden.

Stunning images from ski racing

Snow distractionMikaela Shiffrin closes her eyes as her runners-up celebrate by throwing snowballs at her in Kronplatz.

Stunning images from ski racing

Posing for the cameraItaly’s Federica Brignone competes in the women’s giant slalom at Kronplatz.

Stunning images from ski racing

Balancing actTravis Ganong in super-G action on a hazy day.

Stunning images from ski racing

Jumping for joyAustria’s Vincent Kriechmayr flies through the Wengen air during his winning run in the men’s downhill event.

Stunning images from ski racing

The sky’s the limitMatthias Mayer steadies himself before beginning his downhill, with the clouds above him mirroring the Wengen mountains.

Stunning images from ski racing

A mountain to climbA female skier competes against the domineering backdrop of Cortina’s rocky mountains.

Stunning images from ski racing

Picture perfectMikaela Shiffrin wins in Cortina as she dominates the super-G in the Italian mountains.

Stunning images from ski racing

White as snowJonathan Nordbotten slaloms towards the Kitzbuhel faithful on a snow-filled day in Austria.

Stunning images from ski racing

Italian styleDominik Paris in action on his way to winning the men’s downhill in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

Stunning images from ski racing

AirborneManuel Schmid takes an insect-like leap during his super-G run at Kitzbuehel.

Stunning images from ski racing

Pick that one outItaly’s Sofia Goggia celebrates finishing second in the women’s downhill in Garmisch.

Stunning images from ski racing

Lying lowSwiss skier Luana Fluetsch appears almost flat on the snow as she competes in the super-G in Garmisch.

Stunning images from ski racing

Swerving all obstaclesMarcel Hirscher focuses as he slides past the poles during the slalom.

Stunning images from ski racing

Black and whiteThe silhouette of Gabriela Capova stands out as she competes in the slalom event in Maribor.

Stunning images from ski racing

Snowed underFans in Garmisch seek shelter as the men’s competition is canceled due to weather conditions.

Stunning images from ski racing

A moment of panicLindsey Vonn is surrounded after a gruesome fall at the World Championships in Are.

Stunning images from ski racing

Back on her feetLindsey Vonn is helped after crashing out of the penultimate race of her career in the super-G event at the World Championships in Are.

Stunning images from ski racing

A fairytale endingDespite crashing earlier in the week, Lindsey Vonn goes out in style at the World Championships in Are.

Stunning images from ski racing

A legend’s farewellLindsey Vonn celebrates winning World Championship bronze in the downhill in her final race before retirement.

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