Sport: Ice Queen

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In the Swiss Alps this week, on the slopes of the highest (6,000 feet) major valley in Europe, the snow lay five feet deep. It was dry and powdery on top, packed solid beneath, ideal for skiing. Above towered the two mountain giants, Languard and Julier, up to their waists in dark green firs. On a terrace, its streets white-carpeted with snow, lay the famed resort town of St. Moritz, a chockablock jumble of low, square houses and great, ugly, expensive hotels. Villagers, doing their day's marketing, dodged visiting skiers in...

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