Ski Alpine Betting Odds
This quintessentially winter sport, also known as downhill skiing, involves skiing down snow-covered slopes using skis with fixed-heel bindings as opposed to free-heel bindings found in other forms of skiing like cross-country skiing, Telemark skiing or ski jumping.
Alpine skiing explained
Alpine skiing is a recreational hobby for many with the funds to visit ski resorts with the benefits of ski lifts and artificial snow machines. The next step is the off-piste alpine skiers who ski outside of ski boundaries, requiring snowmobiles or helicopters to get to the slope summit. Then there are the back-country alpine skiers who use specialised ski equipment to prevent them sliding backwards.
The sport of alpine skiing entered the Winter Olympic Games in 1936 and is a highly competitive, if niche, sport. It involves a number of disciplines which feature in big tournaments, including the Alpine Ski World Cup. The disciplines in alpine skiing include:
- Slalom skiing
- Giant slalom skiing
- Super giant slalom skiing
- Downhill skiing
- Super combined event – one downhill and one slalom run
Alpine skiing betting
The variety of disciplines within alpine skiing make for many exciting betting opportunities, including individual wins and outright podium finishes.
For the Alpine Ski World Cup, in particular, there are a range of betting options but it’s important to consider various contributing factors. The discipline specialty of the alpine skier is one consideration, but there is also the skiing course to take into account. The Alpine Ski World Cup rotates around a number of ski resorts with different courses at each, allowing different skiers to show their prowess. Home advantage and discipline preference will come into it, while the individual alpine skier’s form is obviously also something to consider when betting on alpine skiing.
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