Wrapping up the 2013/14 World Cup season with the best skiers in the world - Lenzerheide

19 March 2014 16:19

The Swiss ski resort of Lenzerheide once again hosted the World Cup Finals and the last races of the season proved as exciting as they could possibly be, with only three out of the 10 season titles having been already secured before the last races. We were there the whole week with our Behind the Scenes crew and chatted to the best skiers in the world about their season, goals and plans for the summer!

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of Alpine Skiing competitions staged annually. It is considered the premier competition in alpine ski racing together with the quadrennial Olympic Winter Games and the biennial FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Some experts event consider winning the World Cup to be athletically a more valuable title than winning gold at the Olympic Winter Games or the World Championships, since it requires a competitor to ski at an extremely high level in several events throughout the season, and not just in one race. Today, the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup races are held primarily at famous ski resorts in the European Alps, along with regular stops in Scandinavia, North America, and Far East Asia. Competitors attempt to score a maximum of points during the season in five events: slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill and super combined. The fifth event, super-combined, was introduced in 2005 and generally consists of a shorter downhill race and a one-run slalom. Sometimes the downhill is replaced by a super-G. Alpine was added to the Olympic winter schedule in 1936.

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http://www.fis-ski.com/alpine-skiing/

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