Alpine Skiing

In the 1850s, Norwegian skier Sondre Norheim began the process of turning skiing into a competitive sport. He patented new curved skis and heel bands.

This revolution eventually led to the development of two types of ski turns – the Telemark and Christiania - which are still used today. Afterwards, the sport became popular in both Europe and America.


Alpine skiing is a sport that pairs exhilarating speed with precision and dexterity. The sport is popular in many countries and is a popular Olympic event.

Downhill is an alpine skiing competition that involves athletes racing down a slope. The race involves two runs for each competitor, and the fastest time is declared the winner.

There are a few different events that can be included in downhill skiing. Some include the traditional slalom, super-G, and giant slalom.

The other events include the downhill combined. This is a mixed event that includes both downhill and slalom races for both men and women.

In downhill skiing, competitors ski down a course that includes gates (plastic poles) and other obstacles. The goal is to get through as many gates as possible without crashing or getting disqualified.

Downhill is one of the most exciting events in alpine skiing. It is often referred to as the ‘speed’ event of the sport.

Super Giant Slalom

The Super Giant Slalom is a race event where skiers have one run down a long course and compete to complete it within a set time. This type of racing is similar to downhill, with fewer gates on the course but greater speed potential, according to the Alpine Skiing Association (ASA).

The competition is decided by just one run, and each run is judged on 50% turning technique, 25% speed, and 25% aerial maneuvers. Competitors are awarded points based on these scores.

The Super Giant Slalom has gates that are 10 meters farther apart than those in a slalom race, which makes this type of skiing more challenging for skiers. However, the longer distance between gates also gives competitors the ability to make longer turns than in a slalom event. This means that a few super-g skiers can win an Olympic gold medal in this event, especially those with strong technical abilities.

Super-G Combination

Alpine Skiing is a sport that tests the speed and technical prowess of its athletes. Downhill events measure pure speed while slalom races gauge control and efficiency.

The combined event combines both, finding the world's best alpine skiing all-rounder. This pairs a high-speed downhill with a slalom, on the same day, and takes the fastest combined time to determine the winner.

Combined Alpine Racing is the most popular of the alpine sports at the Olympics and was introduced in 1936. It is also one of the most exciting, as it takes the combined times from both downhill and slalom runs to find the winner.

The super-G is a new discipline in Alpine skiing, which is faster and more demanding than downhill. It was introduced as an additional speed discipline in addition to downhill and slalom.

Para Alpine Skiing

Para Alpine Skiing is a sport for athletes with a disability. It was first introduced to the Winter Games in 1976 and has since become a popular sport worldwide.

Athletes compete in a series of five disciplines, including downhill, slalom, super-G, super combined and giant slalom. Speed, agility and skill are required for all events.

Downhill: The most spectacular of the para alpine skiing disciplines, downhill requires athletes to race down a steep slope (a vertical drop from start to finish varies between 450 and 800 metres), passing through a number of gates. The event is timed and if a skier misses a gate, they are disqualified.

Super-G: Developed in the 1980s, this para alpine skiing event is shorter than downhill and involves a number of directional changes. A minimum of 30 changes for women and 35 for men are required.

This blog post is actually just a Google Doc! Create your own blog with Google Docs, in less than a minute.