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Colorado Discovery Ability Knowledge Base Series
The following materials are published and used by CDA as outlines for conducting continued education clinics.

Slalom and Giant Slalom
Guidelines for Basic Course Setting

December 2003

SLALOM OVERVIEW

Slalom requires the participants to demonstrate consistent balance, timing, coordination, agility and explosiveness. Slalom also requires the participant to focus on skiing the line as in Giant Slalom in order to take advantage of connecting the turns with minimum loss of speed.

It is incumbent on course setters to design safe challenging courses that permit the participants to exhibit all of the above characteristics according to their skill level.

Course setting demands consistency and precision in setting in order to permit the following to occur:


General guidelines for Slalom setting:


Test Skill Level with the following variations:


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