The event of skiing in the Olympics consists strongly of ten events.
The events are divided equally among 5 events for men, and 5 events for women.
The events are:
. Giant slalom
. Down Hill
. Super G
The 4 others are divisions of these main events.
The sport of skiing basically is a recreational sport like biking.
The equipment consists of some cheap buys and some expensive buys.
Skis of course are needed. The type of skis needed differ depending upon the type of skiing you're doing. The two recreational (normal) skiing techniques are Downhill and Cross-country.
Cross-country skis usually cost $50 or so. They are thin and narrower than downhill skis and can not be found at every ski retailer. That's the only different piece of equipment that differs from the downhill equipment. You also need poles that serve as downhill poles but are not always needed in the sport of downhill.
Downhill skis usually cost about $100, and serve for quite a while because of their great quality of adjustable bindings. You also may need goggles which we feel serve well when you slice snow up and it gets in your eyes. The goggles will protect your eyes. For beginners we strongly suggest a ski helmet because those first couple rides on the ski lift may serve as your first fall off a high height, if you know what we mean. Some people may prefer to have poles in downhill skiing, just to keep your balance. Now don't think that it's a waist of money, because the poles can also be used in the sport of cross-country skiing.
This is a ballpark figure of the equipment price list:
Down hill skis- about $300-$900 you can always rent too!
Some skis may come with no bindings.
Jacket-$100 dollars and up
Of course these prices are just an estimate.
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