During each event, skiers take turns attempting to complete the descent as fast as possible while following the established course.
super giant (super-G) slalom
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.
Speed event held on a steep course with long straightaways and wide fast turns; downhill skiers reach speeds of over 75 mph.
Technical event whose course includes numerous sharp turns; the skier must graze the gate poles to keep the best trajectory.
Technical event whose course has fewer gates and longer curves than the special slalom course.