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Sochi: All white in this Black Sea ski resort

The venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics, has opened its slopes up to British skiers. Adrian Mourby gives it a test run

Skiing: Whistleblower Cuche slates FIS over fine

An emotional Didier Cuche of Switzerland criticised race officials after he won the World Cup super-G here in Norway yesterday, following the International Ski Federation's decision to fine the defending downhill champion for threatening a referee.

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Uniformed flunkies are busy polishing the windows as taxis draw up to five-star turn-of-the-century Swiss hotels. Preparations are under way for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – first held here 40 years ago, arriving again in a week's time – and it's a curious collision of worlds. At breakfast, an elderly American is discussing a theory on the developing world with a colleague while families in ski outfits eat at the next table.

Options beyond skiing: A new sense of adventure

Specialist operators are now offering a wider range of winter options, says Stephen Wood

Norway: A triumph of creativity

What Trysil lack in altitude, it makes up for in latitude, as Simon Calder finds on a week-long family holiday

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*Today

Ski jumping normal hill Eurosport, 17.30

Downhill skiing men BBC 2, 19.30; Eurosport, 19.30

Ice hockey women

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The Vancouver Winter Olympics start on Friday, with a vast array of sports you’ll never try yourself. Or will you?

Skate expectations: Head to Norway to master skate-skiing's V-shaped gait

Like many cross-country skiers I have long basked in a feeling of superiority over my downhill rivals. Speed? Pah! Who needs it? It is surely more worthy to go under your own steam. But recently, to my annoyance, I have noticed that I am forever being overtaken by other cross-country skiers. They are practitioners of the modern skate-skiing or "freestyle" technique, whereas I (like most British cross-country skiers) adopt the "classic" technique – my skis kept parallel by grooves cut in the snow.

The real Rudolphs

You don’t need to visit Lapland to see Santa’s other helpers – there’s a herd of wild reindeer in Scotland. Lucy Gillmore meets Hobnob, Flapjack and friends

Travel challenge: A family skiing holiday in February half term

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The 10 best places to enjoy an early ski season

Whilst the rest of us are delaying the purchase of our winter coat in a week heralded by the Met Office as the “official Indian summer”, eager skiers are already polishing their goggles in preparation for winter and the early ski season.

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