Patrick Kueng from Switzerland in action during the last men’s downhill training run of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Friday
Lotte Smiseth Sejersted of Norway clears a gate during the final training run for the women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill race in St Moritz on Friday
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Austria’s Eva-Maria Brem during the second run of the women’s World Cup giant slalom in Are, Sweden on Friday. Brem ended up in third place
Slovenia’s Tina Maze speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women’s super-G, at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland
Canada’s Braydon Luscombe skis during the Men’s Downhill Standing training at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre
France’s Ophelie David, Canada’s Kelsey Serwa, Canada’s Marielle Thompson and Sweden’s Anna Holmlund compete during their ski cross final at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
Sweden’s Henrik Harlaut performs a jump during the men’s freestyle skiing slopestyle finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
Skiers reach the top of a mountain near the start of the men’s downhill ski course ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Skiing freeriders Nicolas and Loris Falquet collaborated with photographer Jeremy Bernard and Mammut to create unique images by colouring the snow at the local ski fields of Les Marécottes, near Martigny, in southwestern Switzerland
A sign on a ski slope at Zauchensee, Austria, where the skiing World Cup is taking place. The second training run for the women’s downhill event in Altenmarkt was cancelled due to heavy snowfall overnight, organisers said on Friday
Vladimir Putin (left), president of Russia, and Dmitry Medvedev (centre), prime minister, ride in a ski cable car as they visit the Laura cross-country and biathlon centre near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympic Games this year .