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MORE ABOUT ALPINE SKIING
What is Alpine skiing?
Alpine is a classification in the sport of skiing that specifically refers to forms of what’s sometimes also called downhill skiing—events that take place on a downhill course with the objective of crossing the finish line in the shortest possible amount of time.
Alpine events include the slalom, the giant slalom, the super giant slalom (popularly called Super G)—all of which involve a course marked by poles or gates—as well as the event straightforwardly known as downhill, which takes place on a relatively straight downhill course (without gates).
The skis used in Alpine skiing differ from those used in Nordic skiing in shape, size, and structure.
Example: Of all the Alpine events at the Winter Olympics, my favorite is giant slalom.
Where does Alpine skiing come from?
In general, the word Alpine is used in relation to things involving the European mountains known as the Alps, a popular location for skiing and other winter sports. The first records of the word Alpine in reference to skiing come from the early 1900s.
It was around that time that Alpine skiing began to be developed as a sport, gaining popularity in the 1920s. Before this time, most ski-based sporting events were of the Nordic variety.
Alpine skiing was introduced to the Winter Games in 1936 and has been featured at every Winter Olympics since, with various Alpine events like giant slalom and super giant slalom being added over the years.
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How is Alpine used in the context of skiing?
Alpine skiing is the official name of the category of events in the Winter Olympics. It is sometimes casually called downhill skiing. The term Alpine is used in contrast with Nordic, which refers to other kinds of skiing, like cross-country skiing and ski jumping.
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Which of the following skiing events is NOT classified as an Alpine event?
A. Ski Jump
D. Giant Slalom
How to use alpine in a sentence
A great place to build skills is at Bluebird Backcountry, an alpine touring resort that opened last year near Steamboat.How to Safely Explore Colorado's Backcountry This Year|Outside Editors|January 28, 2021|Outside Online
I’ve skied with pro big-mountain freeriders who are aerobic beasts and can charge up extended climbs on gear that weighs almost as much as a full alpine setup.
You’ll ascend a pleasantly steady 3,200 feet up an old railroad grade, peaking out around 11,700 feet and taking in classic high-alpine views.
With up to 195 horsepower, a whopping 22 inches of wheel travel on a trophy-truck-inspired suspension, and 30-inch tires, the Maverick X3 permits the kind of safe but high-speed desert and alpine driving you’ve seen on TV.
The Twin Skin features strips of mohair underfoot, like the skins you use with alpine touring skis, for surprisingly good kick and glide.The Most Coveted Gear of 2020, According to Our Editors|Will Taylor, Jeremy Rellosa, Ariella Gintzler, and Maren Larsen|December 9, 2020|Outside Online
Let there be wine, food, music, and ravishing summer landscapes from Alpine meadows to Riviera beaches.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder|Clive Irving|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Located in Fribourg, Switzerland, Perritaz uses untreated, foraged fruit grown on high trees around his home in the Alpine region.
In 2007, Heather Mills—an amputee and alpine skier (and yes, the former wife of Paul McCartney)—danced on the show.
Half an hour due east of Marfa is the tiny college town of Alpine.Big-Sky West Texas: A Road Trip Through Hidden America|Condé Nast Traveler|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From Turin, as Ligety continued his rise to success in the alpine ski world, he and Miller would interact more as peers.The Can't-Miss Sochi Showdown: Bode Miller And Ted Ligety|Jake Bright|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In an ordinary Alpine region the névé districts, where the snow gathers, are relatively small.
Passage over it is often one of the most difficult feats to accomplish which the Alpine explorer has to undertake.
In Europe it extended to the Alpine region, but failed to reach the countries bordering on the Mediterranean.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
There are also a number of alpine species suitable for rockeries, such as C. alpina, caucasica, caespitosa and others.
Bud walked at least a rod toward Alpine before he swung short around in his tracks and started the other way.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for alpine (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for alpine (2 of 2)
- of or relating to an episode of mountain building in the Tertiary period during which the Alps were formed
- of or relating to a high mountainous environment heavily modified by glacial erosion