LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – With the Winter Olympics approaching, Digital Reporter Will Weible is taking a crash course in what it takes to compete in the alpine skiing events in PyeongChang. The sport of skiing has five different events in the Olympics: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, Downhill and the Combined. Each event brings a different demand of specialized skill and ability to perform at top speed. In the Downhill, skiers can reach speeds over 90 mph.
The United States has 22 skiers competing in this year’s Olympic Games: