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I'm in best shape of career, says Slovenian Maze

By Patrick Lang CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Reuters) - Tina Maze has been unable to recapture the form she showed in her record-breaking Alpine skiing season a year ago but still believes she is in the form of her life approaching the Sochi Olympics. "I know I'm in the best shape of my career even if I'm not showing it," said the Super-G world champion who has yet to win a World Cup race this season.

Avalanche kills two in Italy's Dolomites

MILAN, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Two skiers were killed on Friday in an avalanche in the Dolomites, close to the resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy, police said. The avalanche broke loose from the Cristallo mountain group in the Dolomites, right below the Forcella Staunies peak, an area were there are no regular ski slopes, the police said. "At the moment rescuers are at work to check if there are other people involved," police official Leonardo Landi said.
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