Alpine Skiing at Whistler’s Creekside

Alpine Skiing at Whistler’s Creekside

Downhill

When the clock determines the winner, speed is everything. Featuring the longest course and the highest speeds in alpine skiing, downhill events are a thrill to watch. Each male athlete will ski a single run down the Dave Murray Downhill and each female athlete will ski once down Franz’s Run.

Super-G

Combining the speed of downhill and the more precise turns of giant slalom, Super-G, short for super giant slalom, has a shorter course than downhill but is longer than the giant slalom course. Each Olympian completes one run and the fastest time determines who gets the gold.

Canada's Olympic Alpine Skiing Team:

Emily Brydon - Fernie, British Columbia
Robbie Dixon - Whistler, British Columbia
Marie-Michèle Gagnon - Lac-Etchemin, Quebec
Anna Goodman - Pointe Claire, Quebec
Erik Guay - Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Jan Hudec - Red Deer, Alberta
Britt Janyk - Whistler, British Columbia
Michael Janyk - Whistler, British Columbia
Manuel Osborne-Paradis - Invermere, British Columbia

Giant Slalom

Similar to the slalom but with fewer, wider and smoother turns, giant slalom competitors ski two runs down two different courses on the same slope. Both runs occur on the same day with the first usually being held in the morning and the second in the afternoon. A combination of both run times is used to determine the total fastest time and gold medal winner.

Slalom

Like giant slalom, skiers makes two runs down two different courses on the same slope, but the course is shorter and has the quickest turns. Athletes ski both runs on the same day and their times are added together to determine the fastest competitor.

Super Combined

Olympians ski one downhill run followed by a slalom run using a shorter course. The results are added together and the fastest total time brings home the gold.

Find out more information about the sport from Vancouver2010.com.