downhill skiing

the sport of skiing down a slope, usually making turns and various maneuvers.

downhill skier, noun Unabridged
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downhill skiing

ski race for speed on an adjusted downhill course that is marked by gates formed by paired poles, set at least 8 m (26 ft) apart, through which the racer must pass. Contestants make at least one timed practice run, then compete singly in an order set by previous performance and starting at one-minute intervals. The one who completes the course in the shortest time, without missing any gates, is the winner

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