Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

The Alpine Skiing World Cup traverses the globe in order to crown the world’s best male and female downhill skiers. The 2017 championship kicked off in Austria in October and concludes in Aspen, US this month. With the finish line in sight, here are some of the finest images from the season.

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Erik Guay soars through the Val Gardena sky when the World Cup went to Italy in December.

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Switzerland’s Patrick Kueng prepares himself for a training run ahead of the men’s downhill race in Wengen, Switzerland.

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Norway’s Leif Kristian Haugen loses his balance during the men’s giant slalom race in Adelboden, Switzerland.

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Mikaela Shiffrin performs in front of a home crowd in Killington, USA, where she was victorious.

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

America’s golden girl Shiffrin has enjoyed a storming season so far. She currently leads the overall female standings.

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

In Levi, Finland, Shiffrin claimed an unusual first prize — a reindeer.

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Tennis legend Roger Federer watched the men’s downhill at the World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, his home country.

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

France’s Alexis Pinturault throws himself over the finish line in St. Moritz.

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Jasmine Flury of Switzerland is momentarily air-bound at Jeongseon, where she finished 21st.

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Spectacular sunsets were seen in Levi when the Lapland resort hosted the tour in November.

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Low clouds produced a stunning skyline on the mountain top.

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Dominik Paris of Italy is pictured on his way to victory in the men’s downhill in Kitzbuehel, Austria.

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

Photos: Slopeside action from skiing’s grand tour

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