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Alpine Skiing

Alpine skiing (also sometimes referred to as downhill skiing), is a type of skiing in which participants slide down a snow-covered hill using skis with fixed bindings.

Downhill skiing is usually held in ski resorts, they provide ski lifts, artificial snow making, grooming, first aid, and restaurants. Some of the equipment used are skis, bindings, and boots.

The four main competitive types of downhill skiing are: 

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