Skiing and snowboarding have a variety of events and styles that will test your speed and athleticism. In alpine, snowboarding, freestyle, and ski jumping events, athletes compete to see who can go the fastest or the biggest. Nordic (cross-country) skiing competitions are true tests of athletic endurance and stamina. Biathlon, the pairing of cross-country skiing and shooting, requires even more balance, coordination, and a willingness to push past your limits.
Charting the course of a champion
Today, we know Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety as champion alpine skiers. But before all the awards came a whole lot of hard work. Hear how they got started in the sport and why they love competing.