Saturday, December 12, 2015

What makes a ski cross skier?

FIS, in partnership with 7th Frame Productions, has expanded its reach to include ski cross in its popular "Behind the Scenes" video series providing fans with greater insight into what happens around the World Cup tours.
In this episode FIS speak to athletes Anna Holmlund (SWE), Daniel Bohnacker (GER), Victor Oehling Norberg (SWE), and others, and try to find out what it takes as an athlete to compete with the best in the world on the Audi FIS ski cross World Cup.
Freestyle is one of the six Olympic disciplines administered the - The International Ski Federation (FIS). The discipline consists of five events Moguls, Aerials, Skicross, HalfPipe and Slopestyle. Freestyle skiing is a young snow sport beginning in the 1950's. Originally, a mix of alpine skiing and acrobatics, the first freestyle skiing competition was held in Attitash, New Hampshire in 1966. A relative newcomer to the Olympic Winter Games, Moguls became an Olympic event in 1992 in Albertville. Aerials were added for the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer. The newest Olympic Winter Games event, Ski Cross, made its debut in Vancouver in 2010. In 2014 halfpipe and slopestyle were added to the Olympic winter schedule.

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