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speed trackclick to hear

Extremely steep and perfectly even slope that speed skiers take turns descending; the skier who posts the highest speed wins the event.
speed track starting track deceleration and braking zone timing area

starting track click to hear

Steepest part of the track where the skier builds up speed; speed skiers reach speeds of 125 mph in about six seconds.

deceleration and braking zone click to hear

Zone where the speed skier slows down and stops; to achieve this, the speed skier straightens up and performs two wide turns.

timing area click to hear

Part of the track where the speed skier’s speed is calculated; two photoelectric cells placed 100 m (about 330 ft) apart measure time in milliseconds.