Skiing Expert: Barbara Ann Cochran
Downhill Skiing: Fun but Dangerous
Downhill: Pronunciation: \?dau?n-?hil\
Downhill skiing is a fun recreational and competitive sport for all ages. Downhill racers are allowed comprehensive preparation before their races, such as a course inspection/tour and several practice runs before the race begins. This sport takes a lot of practice before one can start competing because it requires a lot of control and balance.
While practice builds speed, control, and balance, even skilled and professional downhill skiers are at risk: two downhill deaths in the World Cup in 1994 and 2001 gained international attention. Before your children sign up, make sure you talk to them about the importance of safety and control.
MomsTeam's goal is to provide comprehensive information on downhill skiing: advice on the equipment needed and how to buy it, a primer on the rules of the sport, and videos and advice from experts, parents, and manufacturers of downhill skiing gear.