Alpine skiing is categorised as downhill skiing using fixed-heel bindings. Athletes combine speed and agility while racing down slopes at speeds of around 100km/h. At Snow Unigames 2017, Alpine skiing will feature three disciplines: slalom, giant slalom and super-G. It will be contested on the picturesque slopes at Thredbo, NSW.
Giant Slalom will be run the same as Slalom. Each athlete completes two runs on the same day on different courses. It is a technical event with a longer course and fewer gates than the slalom. The number of gates is determined by the vertical drop of the course.
Start lists for Giant Slalom will be available online a week prior to the event.
Super G is a speed event where each athlete completes one run down the course with their finish time determining the final order based on ascending time. The course is longer than slalom and giant slalom.
Start lists for Super G will be available online a week prior to the event.
In Slalmon, each athlete competes two runs on the same day on different courses. Times from the two runs are added together to determine the final order based on ascending total time. It is a technical event over a shorter course than other Alpine events but with a high number of gates that the athlete must negotiate.