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About Olympic Alpine Skiing


In the downhill event, skiers strive to maximize their aerodynamics wherever possible, choosing the shortest routes and creating as little friction as possible as they glide over the snow. Elite skiers can reach speeds of over 75 mph as they pass through a series of red gates arranged along the line of descent. Timed heats determine starting order. In slalom and giant slalom, athletes must sacrifice a measure of speed in order to achieve the precision required to negotiate the closely spaced gates. Points are deducted for 'forking,' when the skis pass on opposite sides of the gate. The combined event is comprised of a downhill and slalom descent which demands great athletic skill. Overall scores are based on two heats. Super-G is a combination of downhill and giant slalom racing which originated in the early 1980's. The event is extremely demanding of speed and agility on the part of the athletes as they pass through a series of alternating blue and red gates, numbering at least 35 for men and 30 for women. The use of helmets in this event is mandatory. In each event, the winner is the competitor who records the fastest time after deductions are taken for missed or forked gates.


Official Olympic Alpine Skiing Sites


Vancouver Alpine Skiing Official Site

United States Ski Team

Official Olympic Alpine Skiing


Olympic Alpine Skiing News and Guides


NBC 2014 Olympic Alpine Skiing Guide

CBC 2014 Olympic Alpine Skiing

Canoe 2010 Olympic Alpine Skiing

BBC 2014 Olympic Alpine Skiing

ESPN 2014 Olympic Alpine Skiing

NY Times 2010 Olympic Alpine Skiing

USA Today 2014 Olympic Alpine Skiing


Olympic Alpine Skiing History


CBS Sports Olympic Alpine Skiing History

Slam! 1998 Alpine Skiing History

BBC Olympic Alpine Skiing News

Canoe 2002 Alpine Skiing Guide

CBS 2002 Olympic Alpine Skiing News

Deseret News and KSL Radio, SLC Coverage

ESPN 2002 Olympic Alpine Skiing

New York Times 2002 Alpine Skiing Overview

Rocky Mountain News 2002 Alpine Skiing Guide

USA Today - 2002 Olympic Alpine Skiing News

Washington Post 2002 Olympic Alpine Skiing Guide


Other Alpine Skiing Sites


Mountain Action - St Martin de Belleville

Salt Lake Tribune - Downhill/Super G Tutorial 

Skiing Shop
Snow Life - Alpine Skiing

Way More Sports - Skiing News


Skiing Stuff


 2002 Salt Lake City Skiing Store

 A Basic Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding (Olympic Guides)

 Ebay - Olympic Skiing

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