Ski Racing Travel Insurance
Ski Racing includes several different types of Downhill Skiing. Popular types of Ski Racing are Alpine Skiing and Speed Skiing, which is one of the fastest land based, non motorised sports. Ski Racing often involves speeding down a snowy slope while slaloming through flagged poles. This is arguably the most well known type of Ski Racing, it’s an Olympic sport and is included in many ski events and competitions around the world.
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There are a number of different forms of Ski Racing.
Alpine Ski Racing: There are five men Alpine Ski Racing events and five women events. Though the rules and races are largely the same, the courses tend to differ in length.
Slalom Races: Usually the shortest race, this involves Skiers negotiating a set of close together gates and turns. Competitors do one run, then the course is reset with the gates and turns put in different places, before the skier completes this second run. The fastest combined time of both races is the winner.
Giant Slalom: Similar to Slalom races, but taking place over a longer course with the gates a bit farther apart. This race requires greater endurance than the slalom races, as it necessitates wider turns.
Downhill Races: These are the longest and fastest of the races, with skiers completing one run each and the one with the fastest time (determined down to the 100th of a second) the winner.
Super G: Short for Super Giant Slalom race, this is similar to the giant slalom, except the course if longer and steeper, so Skiers can reach speeds similar to those achieved in the downhill races, whilst having to negotiate tight turns.
Combined: The combined races feature a downhill and a slalom run, testing both the agility necessary for the slalom race and the endurance of the downhill. The winner is the skier that has the best combined time for the two events.
Nordic Ski Racing: Nordic Skiing is also known as Cross Country Skiing or Cross Country Racing and can be done either downhill, which is known as Telemark Skiing, a form of Downhill Ski Racing, using cross country skis instead of alpine skis - or on the flat. Nordic Racing is done on a course that is divided into three sections: a third uphill; a third downhill; and a third on the flat.
Freestyle Ski Racing: This form of Ski Racing allows competitors to ski anywhere within the designated tracks and the skiers are then judged on the style and technique demonstrated.
Alpine Freestyle: Involves doing aerial acrobatics and using rails.
Common Injuries whilst Ski Racing
Due to the speed at which you travel when Ski Racing, sustaining a serious injury can be easy to do, so it is vital to ensure you are covered with your Travel Insurance.
You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.
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