In the Children of Asia Games in Kuzbass, we will watch multiple spectacular alpine skiing disciplines – slalom, parallel giant slalom, super-G, and giant slalom.

Let’s find out what they are like. It is fascinating!


Slalom is one of the most technically-skilled alpine skiing disciplines. Skiers have to make quick turns and change their direction abruptly in a curvy course marked by gates. The slalom course is the shortest, while the skiers’ speeds go up to 60-70 kmph. Athletes take part in two runs the same day but at different courses. The final standing is established by summing up the times in both runs.

▫️Giant slalom

The courses have a larger vertical drop. Gates and spaces between them are wider. Racers take two runs, same as in slalom.

▫️Parallel giant slalom (team races)

In contrast to traditional giant slalom, in parallel giant slalom two racers start simultaneously at two courses located next to each other on one hill. For alpine skiing, team parallel slalom is a unique race.


The super-G slalom combines the velocity of speed skiing with the turns of giant slalom. The vertical drop is even larger and the gates are wider, too.

By the way, for the first time in the history of these winter competitions, alpine skiing disciplines will take place in two divisions, Sports and Novices, during the Children of Asia Games in Kuzbass. The vertical drop for the Novices division will not exceed 150 meters.

Alpine skiing competitions in the Games in Kuzbass will be held in Mezhdurechensk town, at the Yugus Mount.

Pictured is Anastasia Silantyeva from Novokuznetsk (Ambassador of the Children of Asia Games in Kuzbass, master of sports of Russia of international class in alpine skiing).