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disciplines

Alpine ski events are divided into two major categories: speed and technical. Most athletes specialise in just one, however some are able to excel in numerous disciplines. Each set of events are split into two : Downhill and Super G for the speed events, and Giant Slalom and Slalom for the technical events.

 DOWNHILL

 
Meribel - Ski World Cup - Descente 

SPEED EVENT

Most popular of the Alpine Ski events, racers must master sweeping turns at speed on a medium to steep course, covering as much of the terrain’s natural flow as possible.

 

SUPER G

 
Meribel - Ski World Cup - Descente 

SPEED EVENT

A mixture of speed and technique, Super G contains elements of both Downhill and Giant Slalom. This discipline demands finesse and control at high speeds to conquer the slightly tighter turns.

 

GIANT SLALOM

 
Meribel - Ski World Cup - Descente 

TECHNICAL EVENT

This discipline requires quick movements, fast feet, and impeccable technique in order to negotiate the medium sized turns using plenty of movement. Not one to sit back and hold on!

 

SLALOM

 
Meribel - Ski World Cup - Descente 

TECHNICAL EVENT

High energy, crowd pleasing discipline thanks to the speed of movement and the contact with the slalom gates. This event demands fighting spirit, explosive energy and, of course, technique.