Slalom (SL)

Slalom is a very technical and sensitive sport. There are many technical things happening in one second. The speed could rise in some parts, of course, over 50 km/h. The men's course is set up of 55-75 gates and the ladies' course has 45-65 gates. One run takes about 45-70 seconds. The vertical drop between start and goal has to be 180-220 m for the men and 140-200 m for the ladies. There are two runs in the race, and the racer, who has the fastest total time, is the winner. The starting order for the second run is reversed 30. It means that the fastest racer has the start number 30 in the second run. If the racer is not within the best 30, he is not qualifying for the second run and the race is over.

 

Giant Slalom (GS)

The gates are equipped with flags and the range between the gates is bigger than in the slalom. It takes 1:15-1:45 minutes for a run. The amount of the gates is calculated of the vertical drop and it is 12-15% of it. The vertical drop between start and goal has to be 250-450 m for men and 250-400 m for ladies. There are two runs in the race and the racer, who has the fastest total time, is the winner. The starting order in the second run is reversed 30. It means that the fastest racer has the start number 30 in the second run. If the racer is not within the best 30, he is not qualifying for the second run and the race is over.

 

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