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Mikaela Shiffrin wins super-G title but ‘never thought’ she could

Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G title for her first globe in a speed event and 10th overall. Dominik Paris secured the men’s title by winning the season-ending race at the World Cup Finals. Both racers won super-G titles at the world championships five weeks ago but had not won the season-long World Cup prize in the discipline before.

Henrik Kristoffersen beats Rasmus Windingstad for Norwegian 1-2 in giant slalom

Henrik Kristoffersen continued his strong form in giant slalom on Saturday, winning the penultimate men’s World Cup race of the season. The world champion held on to his first-run lead to beat Rasmus Windingstad by 0.24 seconds for a Norwegian 1-2 finish. Overall champion Marcel Hirscher was sixth. The Austrian leads Pinturault by 485 points in the overall standings with 500 points still up for grabs.

Mikaela Shiffrin clinches record 15th World Cup victory this season

Mikaela Shiffrin won a women’s World Cup slalom on Saturday for a record 15th victory of the season. No other skier, male or female, has won more than 14 races in a single campaign in the 53-year history of the World Cup. Shiffrin built on her first-run lead to beat Wendy Holdener of Switzerland by 0.85 seconds. Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova was more than two seconds behind in third.

Mikaela Shiffrin clinches 3rd straight World Cup overall title

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Mikaela Shiffrin clinched the World Cup overall title for the third straight year in “strange” circumstances after snowstorms prevented the women’s super-G race in Sochi from going ahead on Saturday. The 23-year-old American skier – who had opted not to race this weekend and is training in Italy – has a 719-point lead over second-placed Petra Vlhova with a maximum of 700 points now remaining this season.

Bill Jennings: Exploring Spokane’s rich skiing history

Cris Currie has been president of Friends of Mount Spokane for more than 20 years. He knows the place backward and forward and has channeled that passion into a 247-page book: “Spokane’s History of Skiing: 1913 to 2018.”

February trip of the month: Earn your turns at Lookout Pass

The Spokesman-Review Outdoors section is happy to restart a regular installment featuring outdoor trips throughout the Spokane area. In the 1990s, longtime Spokesman-Review outdoors editor Rich Landers ran his popular Classic Trips in the Inland Northwest column.

Jennings: When it’s (almost) too cold to ski

Winter weather can be cruel. An Arctic storm delivered nearly a foot of snow to Mount Spokane last weekend. It arrived riding a wave of bitter cold, high winds and a chill factor of about 30 below on the slopes. But here’s the cruel part: I live to ski powder, but there is only so much suffering I’m willing to endure for it.