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Five dead in alpine avalanche
File Photo: Thermodynamic/Wikimedia

Five dead in alpine avalanche
February 06, 2016

Five skiers from the Czech Republic were killed on Saturday in an avalanche in the Austrian alps that also engulfed 17 other people, police said.

No Top Gear style stunt for Red Bull
Kitzbuhel: Max Verstappen. Photo: Red Bull

No Top Gear style stunt for Red Bull
January 21, 2016

The first attempt to send a Formula One car along one of the world's most dangerous ski pistes might also be the last after organisers Red Bull were told they faced a fine.

First foal of season for Spanish riding school
Photo: Paul Gillingwater

First foal of season for Spanish riding school
January 20, 2016

The British Queen's favourite riding school is celebrating after the first foal of the year was born at the Spanish Riding School. (Picture inside.)

Austrian archer qualifies for Olympics
Olympic qualifier Laurence Baldauff. Photo: World Archery

Austrian archer qualifies for Olympics
January 16, 2016

At the 2015 World Archery Championships, Laurence Baldauff became the first Austrian archer in history to qualify for a place in the Olympic Games.

Austrian ski jumper partially paralysed after crash
Lukas Müller. File photo: Tsui/Wikimedia

Austrian ski jumper partially paralysed after crash
January 15, 2016

Austrian ski jumper Lukas Müller has been left partially paralysed after a violent crash during a test ski flying run on Wednesday on the Kulm hill in Styria.

Desperate measures for snowless ski resort
This is what skiers expect to see at Wilder Kaiser. Photo: Wilderkaiser.info

Desperate measures for snowless ski resort
January 08, 2016

The disastrous lack of snow in some Alpine ski resorts has been illustrated by a viral video shot in Tyrol which shows a thin stretch of snow crowded with skiers as a helicopter desperately tries to add fresh snow.

Sporty figures appear on Innsbruck traffic lights
Photo: Innsbruck Marketing

Sporty figures appear on Innsbruck traffic lights
January 08, 2016

The winter sports city of Innsbruck now features pedestrian traffic lights with a sporty theme - inspired by the success of Vienna’s gay-themed lights which were introduced after the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.

Cannons cause more accidents on slopes
Photo: Paul Gillingwater

Cannons cause more accidents on slopes
December 30, 2015

The shortage of snow which has forced ski resorts into having to use artificial snow cannons has led to a dramatic rise in the number of accidents.

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Falling drone 'almost kills' ski champ in Italy
Champion skier Marcel Hirscher was almost taken out by a falling drone in Italy. Photo: Screengrab/YouTube

Falling drone 'almost kills' ski champ in Italy
December 23, 2015

Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher was furious on Tuesday after a camera drone dropped from the sky mid-race, missing him by centimeters.

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Expat stories: How we met on the ski slopes
Wendy (left) and Googie (right). Photo: Private

Expat stories: How we met on the ski slopes
December 18, 2015

Canadian Wendy Williams and Australian Googie Gundolf met in Lech am Arlberg six years ago whilst skiing. Wendy’s daughter was taking a course at one of Googie’s ski schools, and it turned out to be the start of a beautiful friendship - and more recently a business partnership.

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Five of Austria’s best ski resorts
Kitzbühel. Photo: Kitzbueheler-alpen.com

Five of Austria’s best ski resorts
November 25, 2015

They may not be as famous as some of those in the French and Swiss Alps but many of Austria's ski resorts offer better value for money - alongside a friendly service and welcome. Here’s our pick of five you should consider visiting.

Olympic skier dies in car crash in Austria
The wrecked car Grubelnik was travelling in. Photo: Zoom-Tirol

Olympic skier dies in car crash in Austria
November 18, 2015

Slovenian alpine skier and coach Drago Grubelnik has died after the car he was in swerved off a mountain road and rolled down a steep hill in the ski resort of Sölden in Tyrol.

Footballer suspended in Nazi symbol row
The player had written 88 on his socks - a far-right code for Heil Hitler. Photo: Peter Rustia

Footballer suspended in Nazi symbol row
October 22, 2015

Carinthia’s football association has suspended a footballer who wore socks with Nazi symbols on them during a match, allegedly gave a Nazi salute and insulted a player from the opposition.

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Austria dashes Sweden's Euro 2016 hopes
September 08, 2015

In a surprise upset, Austria defeated Sweden 4:1 in an historic game, confirming their place in the European Championship in France in 2016.

Injury leaves Austrian pole vaulter paralyzed
Kira Grünberg. Photo: ORF Tirol

Injury leaves Austrian pole vaulter paralyzed
August 03, 2015

Austria’s leading pole-vaulter Kira Grünberg has been left paralyzed from the neck down after a serious injury during training on Thursday, her doctors have confirmed.

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