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Great images of ski racing

Winter Wonderland – Snow covers the mountains and the 2018-2019 ski racing season is underway. Here are some of the best photos of the circuit.

Great images of ski racing

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

Great images of ski racing

Everyone at Landing – Klaus Brandner is looking to regain his balance while he runs to Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Great images of ski racing

Great images of ski racing

Brilliant Light – The slope of the giant slalom of Val d 'Isère shines in a dark sky; the slalom was canceled due to bad weather.

Great images of ski racing

Leap of faith – Frenchman Alexis Pinturault looks for speed before coming in third place in Alta Badia, Italy.

Great images of ski racing

Polish apart – Petra Vlhova in action at the women's slalom in Semmering, Austria.

Great images of ski racing

Intense Snowball – Norway's Mina Fuerst Holtmann wins in the women's slalom of Zagreb.

Great images of ski racing

Thomas Biesemeyer, American skier, leaves a trail of snow behind him as he cuts in the interior.

Great images of ski racing

Canada's Erin Mielzynski finishes on the back in the women's slalom of Zagreb.

Great images of ski racing

Queen's coronation – Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates with a champagne and a crown after winning the women's slalom in Zagreb.

Great images of ski racing

A winter image – Marcel Hirscher flies in a bend during a winning race at picturesque Adelboden.

Great images of ski racing

Driving the flag – Austrian Marcel Hirscher is billed as the winner of the giant slalom race in Adelboden.

Great images of ski racing

Distraction of the snow – Mikaela Shiffrin turns a blind eye as her finalist celebrates by throwing snowballs at Kronplatz.

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Federica Brignone, Italian, participates in the women's giant slalom at Kronplatz.

Great images of ski racing

Balance Game – Travis Ganong in super-G on a foggy day.

Great images of ski racing

Jumping for joy – Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr flies into the air of Wengen during his victorious run in the men's downhill.

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The sky is the limit – Matthias Mayer stabilizes before starting his descent, the clouds above him reflecting the mountains of Wengen.

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A mountain to climb – A skier faces the dominant landscape of the Cortina Rocky Mountains.

Great images of ski racing

Perfect Picture – Mikaela Shiffrin wins at Cortina while she dominates the super-G in the Italian mountains.

Great images of ski racing

White as snow – Jonathan Nordbotten slips to the faithful of Kitzbühel during a snowy day in Austria.

Great images of ski racing

Arnie – "He's back …!" Arnold Schwarzenegger, a leading actor and politician, attends action during his regular visit to the Hahnenkamm races in Kitzbühel.

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At the Italian – Dominik Paris in action to win the men's downhill in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

Great images of ski racing

Airborne – Manuel Schmid jumps in the form of an insect during his super-G at Kitzbuehel.

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The Italian Sofia Goggia celebrates having finished second in the women's downhill in Garmisch.

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Luana Fluetsch, Swiss skier, seems almost flat on the snow while she participates in Garmisch's super-G.

Great images of ski racing

One of the most famous events of the World Cup circuit is the night slalom in Schladming, Austria. Thousands of alpine racing fans line the slope to watch the best of the world compete in the spotlight. Local hero Marcel Hirscher triumphed again this year.

Great images of ski racing

Bypassing all obstacles, Marcel Hirscher focuses as he slides along the poles during the slalom.

Great images of ski racing

Light in the dark – Alexis Pinturault takes second place at night in the men's slalom at Schladming.

Great images of ski racing

Surface disturbances – Switzerland's Daniel Yule in Schladming

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Black and White – The silhouette of Gabriela Capova stands out in the slalom of Maribor.

Great images of ski racing

Under the snow – Garmisch fans are looking for shelter because the men's competition is canceled due to weather conditions.

Great images of ski racing

A view of the world championship – Are, the venue of the 2019 World Ski Championships.

Great images of ski racing

A moment of panic – Lindsey Vonn is surrounded after a terrible crash at the World Championships in Are.

Great images of ski racing

Back to her feet – Lindsey Vonn is helped after escaping from the penultimate race of her career in the super-G race at the World Championships in Are.

Great images of ski racing

A fairy tale ending – Although she crashed earlier in the week, Lindsey Vonn won with style at the World Championships in Are.

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Farewell to a Legend – Vonn celebrates his bronze medal at the Downhill World Championship during his last race before his retirement.

Great images of ski racing

Slovenian Stefan Hadalin participates in the first round of the men's giant slalom at the World Championships in Are.

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Pole – Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen is out of the shadow of his longtime rival, Marcel Hrischer, to win the gold medal in Are's giant slalom.

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Perfect picture – Sweden's Anna Swenn-Larsson reacts after winning silver in slalom at the World Ski Championships in Are.

Great images of ski racing

Overwhelmed with emotion – Mikaela Shiffrin collapsed to the ground with delight as she won her fourth consecutive gold medal in slalom at the World Ski Championships.

Great images of ski racing

When the dangers of slalom – Mikaela Shiffrin finds herself in an entanglement during the event in Stockholm.

Great images of ski racing

Gray – The male super-G is canceled due to a heavy snowfall during the night.

Great images of ski racing

Photographic Perfection – The silhouette of a runner sports an incomparable landscape.

Great images of ski racing

Children's game – Switzerland Wendy Holdener poses with a fur mascot during the Crans-Montana combined event.

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Under applause – Italian Federica Brignone celebrates her victory in the combined alpine race at Crans-Montana.

Great images of ski racing

When the poles collide – the French rider Alexis Pinturault in action during the giant slalom of Bansko in Bulgaria.

Great images of ski racing

Beaten by the elements – The female super-G is a victim of the curious weather conditions of Sochi.

Great images of ski racing

Prohibited Area – Rosa Khutor Station in Sochi presents a ghostly and isolated image after the cancellation of competition due to adverse conditions.

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Switzerland Priska Nufer jumped on the descent in Crans-Montana.

Great images of ski racing

Snow Blue – Slovenian Ilka Stuhec leaves a turquoise trail on her trail in Crans-Montana.

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