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During each event, skiers take turns attempting to complete the descent as fast as possible while following the established course.
technical events super giant (super-G) slalom downhill special slalom giant slalom

super giant (super-G) slalom click to hear

Event that combines the speed of downhill with the technique of giant slalom; the super-G course is shorter than the downhill course and has more gates.

downhill click to hear

Speed event held on a steep course with long straightaways and wide fast turns; downhill skiers reach speeds of over 75 mph.

special slalom click to hear

Technical event whose course includes numerous sharp turns; the skier must graze the gate poles to keep the best trajectory.

giant slalom click to hear

Technical event whose course has fewer gates and longer curves than the special slalom course.