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Winter shows no sign of letting up!

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Cold temperatures continue in Morzine as spring approaches Winter shows no sign of letting up! Featured in: NEWS Rob Wood | Morzine Reporter | Published: 19th March 2018 Previous Next Cold temperatures continue in Morzine as spring approaches     Verbier PHOTOS MAP SHARE Looking to book? With the UK currently being battered by the “Beast from the East 2.0” this week looks like being a mainly dry but cold one here. The all-important Jetstream still remains anchored over the Iberian Peninsula, where it has been for the past few weeks, and this will continue with the less than springlike weather that has been predominant of late. Very often, by mid to late March the Alps are awash with sunshine and diminishing snow cover but that certainly isn’t the case at the moment after fresh fall last week at all elevations. This week may not bring much fresh snow, maybe 20cm in total, but the cold temperatures will certainly keep the already g

PyeongChang 2018: Fitzpatrick ends Farkasova’s golden run

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PyeongChang 2018: Fitzpatrick ends Farkasova’s golden run 18.03.2018 British teenage snatches slalom title to spoil Slovakian’s perfect record Menna Fitzpatrick (R) and guide Jennifer Kehoe celebrate their debut Paralympic gold   © •  Getty Images By IPC The women’s slalom brought  alpine skiing  to a close at  PyeongChang 2018 , with one of the biggest surprises of the alpine competition saved until last. The script was written for  Henrieta Farkasova  to make it five golds from five events, but Menna Fitzpatrick stunned the Slovakian to win her first Paralympic title. The British alpine skier, guided by Jennifer Kehoe, won the women’s slalom vision impaired on Sunday (18 March), the final day of competition at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. The 19-year-old completed a notable debut, not only securing her country’s lone gold at the  PyeongChang 2018  Paralympics, but also becoming Great Britain’s most decorated Winter Paralympian. She joins Kelly Gallagher as the o

Paralympics PyeongChang 2018: Top five medal winners

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PyeongChang 2018: Top five medal winners 19.03.2018 Performances that lit up these Paralympic Winter Games Eui Hyun Sin is South Korea's first Winter Paralympic champion   © •  Getty Images By IPC Among the 241 medals awarded at the  PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games , these medallists stood out. USA tops the table A dramatic come-from-behind overtime win only added to the glory of the USA’s dominant in PyeongChang. The US ice hockey team upset reigning world champions and favourite Canada for the gold medal on the very last day of competition. That brought the USA’s count to 36 total medals, with 13 golds. Five of those came from  snowboard , with two-time champion  Brenna Huckaby living up to her debut hype. Oksana Masters  and Kendall Gretsch also combined for four titles in Nordic skiing. Silver does not spoil Slovakian success Henrieta Farkasova , with guide Natalia Subrtova, leave PyeongChang as the most decorated Paralympian with four gol

What’s In a Boot Liner?

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What’s In a Boot Liner? When it comes to fit and performance in a ski boot, liners are everything! By Erme Catino A good pair of liners makes every turn that much sweeter. They are much more than a comfy piece of foam dividing skin from plastic. Here’s a brief rundown of the types of liners that are available, and what they’re good for. Stock Liners--The liner in the boot you just bought Stock liners' performance and fit vary between manufacturers, and they typically pack out fast because, at least to some extent, they are built to feel good in the store. Their customization options are also limited unless they're a Vacuum or Memory Fit product. But hey, they come with th

How to prevent falls and injuries on the slopes

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by  Lucy Macdonald , snow-sports physiotherapist T here is always an element of risk to skiing and snowboarding, but there are a number of precautions you can take to reduce your chances of injuries that, at the very least, will ruin your holiday. The best thing to do is to train your body well in advance. Basic exercises like wall squats and sit ups do not cut it, it’s about training your alignment and strength specific to skiing or boarding. This way you use your body efficiently, tire slower and are able to react to unexpected obstacles quicker. If you do not have time to train yourself before a holiday, there are still measures to take on the slopes. Many of them may seem like common sense, but common sense can go out the window all too easily with that first breath of mountain air. I have noticed a definite pattern to the descriptions patients give of the run up to their injury, if you avoid these common themes hopefully you will enjoy an injury

Winter Paralympics: Great Britain's team for Pyeongchang

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Winter Paralympics: Great Britain's team for Pyeongchang From the section Disability Sport Share this page Gregor Ewan, Aileen Neilson and Robert McPherson represented Scotland at last year's World Championship XII Paralympic Winter Games Venue:  Pyeongchang, South Korea  Dates:  9-18 March Coverage:  Coverage on the BBC Sport website and app and on BBC Radio 5 live The 2018 Winter Paralympics will be held from 9-18 March in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Great Britain will be sending a team of 17 athletes to the event, the biggest representation since the Turin Games in 2006. The Games will feature up to 670 athletes, who will compete in 80 medal events across six sports. Four years ago in Sochi, the ParalympicsGB team had their most successful Games of modern times, winning six medals. Skier Kelly Gallagher  won Britain's first Winter Paralympic gold medal, team-mate Jade Etherington claimed three silvers and a bronze to beco