Parallel giant slalom

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The parallel giant slalom is a discipline in alpine skiing and snowboarding .


In addition to the parallel giant slalom, there are other parallel competitions . From the parallel slalom , the parallel giant slalom differs especially by longer gate separations.

Alpine skiing

The alpine ski racers parallel giant slalom are less common. Since the World Cup final in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2010 , the team competition has been held in the form of a parallel giant slalom.

There are efforts within the FIS to harmonize the rules of the parallel giant slalom, the parallel slalom and possibly the city ​​event in order to include the parallel race as a fixed sixth discipline alongside downhill , super-G , giant slalom , slalom and alpine combination in the competitions integrate. A corresponding working group was set up in autumn 2018, the premiere in the World Cup is for 2019/20 , the premiere at the World Championship is planned for 2021 .


The slope in a parallel giant slalom must have a height difference of 120 to 200 meters. There are two courses (one with red and one with blue goals) each with about 25 goals at a distance of 20 to 25 meters. The two courses are 7 to 8 meters apart. The gates must always be bypassed with the short pole.

In the qualification , the runners ski individually, alternating on the blue and red slopes. The best 16 of each color (32 in total) go to the elimination round. Here, every runner drives on the other slope. Both times are added together (this is a "red" and a "blue" time) and the 16 best reach the final . This is carried out in the knockout system. Two snowboarders compete against each other in two runs, with the second run starting with the difference from the first. Whoever crosses the finish line first after the second run will advance to the next lap.

For the first time at world championships, parallel giant slaloms took place in 1999 , and in 2002 the discipline was Olympic for the first time.

Individual evidence

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