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Summary

  1. Event moved to Sunday due to course conditions
  2. Current season standings leader Mikaela Shiffrin (US) not competing this week

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. What happened last time out?

    Christine Scheyer of Austria

    Christine Scheyer claimed victory on home snow at the World Cup stage in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee in January 2017.

    The 22-year-old Austrian claimed her first World Cup win and place on the podium in a time of 1min 21.15sec.

    Defending champion American Lindsey Vonn returned to World Cup action following successful surgery to repair a fractured humerus bone in her right arm and finished in 13th place.

  2. What is Alpine Skiing World Cup?

    Cornelia Huetter of Austria

    The Alpine Skiing World Cup is the top international circuit of alpine skiing competitions, launched in 1966 by a group of ski racing friends and experts.

    Alpine skiing is possibly the easiest to understand – the quickest to get from the top to the bottom of the mountain course wins gold.

    There are five disciplines: downhill and super-G are pure speed events, slalom and giant slalom are more about precise turning around a series of gates, while super combined is an all-round test.

  3. How to get into Skiing

    Get Inspired

    Get Inspired

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    Video caption: Snowsport England's programme to encourage people to take up snow sports

    What is skiing?

    You fix on a pair of skis to your feet, whilst wearing special boots, and glide down a slope. Many people in the United Kingdom learn the basics of alpine skiing on dry ski slopes or at indoor snow centres, which offer lessons and equipment rental.

    Is it for me?

    There are beginners classes all over the country, and you can pick up the basics quickly. So if you like the cold, the rush of speed and adrenaline then give it a go.

    What to expect when I get there?

    Skiing is a great workout - you can burn up to 500 calories an hour.

    Your knees take on the weight of your body when you turn downhill, strengthening your bones and joints.

    As you go down the slope, your body is in a squat position, which improves your balance and builds your stomach and leg muscles.

    Snowsport centres and dry ski slopes around the country offer lessons to children as young as three.

    Skiing is open to all and anyone with a disability can compete. Disability Snowsport UK has loads of advice about getting involved. They offer lessons, recreational adaptive skiing with local groups and a race league which is open to people with or without a disability.