Ski Cross: It has been called NASCAR on skis and winter sport's answer to roller derby.
The event made its Olympic debut as a medal sport at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver-Whistler. Prior to the Olympics, ski cross had already established itself as a hugely popular TV sport, with footage of spectacular passes, jumps and crashes showing up on highlight reels all over the globe. Ski cross courses have both naturally occurring terrain and artificial features including jumps, rollers and high-banked turns. But what sets ski cross apart from other alpine events is the fact that there's more than one skier racing down the course. Four to six racers go head to head, at the same time, with the aim of finishing first. The unique combination of technically challenging terrain and head to head racing make ski cross a thrilling spectator sport.
Contact your local club for more information on Ski Cross racing and programs.