Alpine winter sports can have more grace, style and a natural feel. Austrian ski instructors are teaching a new style: natural skiing. Pitztal, near Innsbruck, is one place to go to learn it.
A joint Austrian and German probe into a blood-doping ring linked to a German doctor has widened to 21 athletes from eight countries across five sports. Some of the suspects do not yet know they've been identified.
Germany’s leading jumper has lost the chance of winning the Four Hills after falling in his first attempt in Innsbruck. Poland's Kamil Stoch won his third leg in a row and is close to securing a second title.
Severe snowfalls in Austria and France have claimed five lives after the Alps region experienced multiple avalanches. Snow has cut off one German border town, while rail services in Bavaria and Switzerland have been hit.
The Austrian village of Semmering was an icon of Alpine tourism. When the ski resort fell on hard times, dubious Ukrainian investors provided hope. But locals are now losing faith. Eugen Theise reports from Semmering.
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