Alpine Skiing

mglAlpine skiing, or downhill skiing, is the sport of sliding down snow-covered hills on skis with fixed-heel bindings. It is characterized by the requirement for mechanical assistance getting to the top of the hill, since the equipment does not allow efficient walking or hiking, unlike cross-country skis which use free-heel bindings. It is typically practised at ski resort which provides services such as ski lifts, artificial snow making and grooming, first aid, and restaurants. Back-country skiers uses alpine skiing equipment to ski off the marked pistes, with the transport by helicopter or snowcat.

There are four competitive alpine skiing disciplines: slalom has short tight turns, whereas giant slalom races are set with more widely-spaced turns. super giant slalom and downhill have few turns; the courses have gates spaced widely apart and skiers often reach 100 km/h.

Alpine skiing began as a club sport in 1861 at Kiandra in Australia and a number of similar clubs in North America and the Austrian and Swiss Alps.


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The Alpine-skiing Centre «Metallurg – Magnitogorsk»

The Alpine-skiing Centre “Metallurg – Magnitogorsk” is situated near lake Bannoye (Yakty-Kul), surrounded by unique forests and mountains of South Ural, 40 km away from Magnitogorsk, 3 km from “Jubileyniy” sanatorium and 25 km from alpine-skiing complex “Abzakovo”. This is an ecologically clear area with mild climate, picturesque mountains and astonishingly beautiful forests.

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Alpine skiing complex «Khvoyny Urman»

The complex includes two courses with snowmaking system «ArecoSnowsystem AB» and 10 courses for cross-country skiing and walking, which is over 15 km.

The main course: height difference -120 m, length 650 m, width – 100 m. The top of the route can be reached by the ropeway, which is equipped with a combined carriage rolling stock – 8-sitter gondolas and 4-sitter open chairs and has a length of 1050 meters. It has a capacity of 1200 people per hour and has three intermediate stations; it connects the “Khvoyny Urman” with the hotel complex “On seven hills”.


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Victory through pain

Today, on April’05 the last medal events of the XVIII Winter Deaflympics in snowboarding were held in the alpine skiing complex “Khvoyny urman” in Khanty-Mansiysk. World’s best deaf snowboarders were competing in boardercross.

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Winners in super giant were defined in Magnitogorsk

The competitions in super giant have just finished in Magnitogorsk. The winner in the discipline is Giacomo Pierbon from Italy. Silver medal is won by Philipp Steiner from Switzerland while Nicolas Sarremejane from France...