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aerial siteclick to hear

During an aerial ski event, skiers take turns flying off a ski jump to perform aerial figures; each competitor performs two jumps.
aerial site outrun landing track judges’ stand knoll floater kicker inrun flag

outrun click to hear

Wide, relatively flat area where the skier can stop safely.

landing track click to hear

Steep slope at the bottom of which the skier lands; wood chips are spread over the track to help the jumper see the ground.

judges’ stand click to hear

Stand reserved for judges who evaluate the jumper’s start, form and landing quality.

knoll click to hear

Flat area on which several ski jumps of variable height and inclination are constructed; the skier’s choice of ski jump depends on the jump to be executed.

floater click to hear

Flat ski jump that is used for jumps that combine fixed positions or horizontal rotations.

kicker click to hear

Curved ski jump that is used for jumps that combine twists or somersaults.

inrun click to hear

Slope on which the jumper generates the speed needed for takeoff; the athlete can choose the starting point on the inrun.

flag click to hear

Each of the wind flags set up at regular intervals on the inrun so that the jumper can see the starting point.