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Best photos from the 2019 ski season

Updated 1248 GMT (2048 HKT) March 6, 2019
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Snow covers the mountains and the 2018-2019 ski racing season is under way. Here's some of the best photos from the circuit. Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Marcel Hirscher shares his slalom victory in Levi, Finland, with a friend. Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Klaus Brandner looks to regain his balance as he races in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Mikaela Shiffrin gets low to the ground in St Moritz, where she won the parallel slalom and super-G events.

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The giant slalom slope of Val d'Isère shines amid dark skies; the slalom was canceled because of bad weather. Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
France's Alexis Pinturault searches for speed en route to a third-placed finish in Alta Badia, Italy.
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Petra Vlhova in action at the women's slalom in Semmering, Austria. Hans Bezard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Norway's Mina Fuerst Holtmann crashes out in Zagreb's women's slalom. Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
US skier Thomas Biesemeyer leaves a spray of snow behind him as he cuts inside. Millo Moravski/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Canada's Erin Mielzynski ends up on her back during the women's slalom in Zagreb. Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates with champagne and a crown after winning the women's slalom in Zagreb. Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Marcel Hirscher flies round a bend during a winning run at the picturesque Adelboden. Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Austria's Marcel Hirscher is presented as the winner of the giant slalom race in Adelboden. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Mikaela Shiffrin closes her eyes as her runners-up celebrate by throwing snowballs at her in Kronplatz. TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images
Italy's Federica Brignone competes in the women's giant slalom at Kronplatz. TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images
Travis Ganong in super-G action on a hazy day. Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Austria's Vincent Kriechmayr flies through the Wengen air during his winning run in the men's downhill event. LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images
Matthias Mayer steadies himself before beginning his downhill, with the clouds above him mirroring the Wengen mountains. Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
A female skier competes against the domineering backdrop of Cortina's rocky mountains. Francis Bompard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Mikaela Shiffrin wins in Cortina as she dominates the super-G in the Italian mountains. Francis Bompard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Jonathan Nordbotten slaloms towards the Kitzbuhel faithful on a snow-filled day in Austria. Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
"He's back...!" Muscleman, movie star and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger takes in the action during his regular visit to the Hahnenkamm races in Kitzbuhel. Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Dominik Paris in action on his way to winning the men's downhill in Kitzbuhel, Austria. Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Manuel Schmid takes an insect-like leap during his super-G run at Kitzbuehel. Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Italy's Sofia Goggia celebrates finishing second in the women's downhill in Garmisch. Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Swiss skier Luana Fluetsch appears almost flat on the snow as she competes in the super-G in Garmisch. Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
One of the World Cup circuit's most celebrated events is the night slalom in Schladming, Austria. Thousands of ski racing fans line the slope to watch the world's best compete under floodlights. Local hero Marcel Hirscher triumphed again this year. Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Marcel Hirscher focuses as he slides past the poles during the slalom. Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Alexis Pinturault takes second place at night during the men's slalom in Schladming. Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Switzerland's Daniel Yule competes in Schladming Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
The silhouette of Gabriela Capova stands out as she competes in the slalom event in Maribor. JURE MAKOVEC/AFP/Getty Images
Fans in Garmisch seek shelter as the men's competition is canceled due to weather conditions. CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Are, the home of the 2019 World Ski Championships. Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Lindsey Vonn is surrounded after a gruesome fall at the World Championships in Are. Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Lindsey Vonn is helped after crashing out of the penultimate race of her career in the super-G event at the World Championships in Are. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
Despite crashing earlier in the week, Lindsey Vonn goes out in style at the World Championships in Are. FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images
Vonn celebrates winning World Championship bronze in the downhill in her final race before retirement. Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Slovenia's Stefan Hadalin competes in the first run of the men's giant slalom at the World Championships in Are. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway steps out of long-time rival Marcel Hrischer's shadow to win gold in the giant slalom in Are. Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Sweden's Anna Swenn-Larsson reacts after winning silver in the slalom at the World Ski Championships in Are. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
Mikaela Shiffrin collapses to the ground in delight as she wins her fourth consecutive gold in the slalom at the World Ski Championships. Hans Bezard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Mikaela Shiffrin finds herself in a tangle during the city event in Stockholm. Jonas Ericsson/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
The men's super-G is canceled due to a of heavy overnight snowfall. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images
A racer's silhouette arches across a peerless landscape. Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Switzerland's Wendy Holdener poses with a furry mascot during the combined event at Crans-Montana. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Italy's Federica Brignone celebrates her victory in the Alpine combined race at Crans-Montana. Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
French racer Alexis Pinturault in action during the giant slalom in Bansko, Bulgaria. Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
The women's super-G falls victim to Sochi's curious weather patterns. Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
The Rosa Khutor resort in Sochi looks a ghostly, isolated picture after competition is called off due to conditions. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images
Switzerland's Priska Nufer leaps as she competes in the downhill at Crans-Montana. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec leaves a path of turquoise in her trail at Crans-Montana. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images