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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


SAFETY is a priority in setting for all disciplines but as the speed of the event increases, so must the ability of the coach to assess the risk involved with increasing race speed. Giant Slalom requires more prudent assessment of terrain changes, width of the terrain, spill zones, and skill level of the participants in order to design courses that allow the participants to look for speed, yet is set so that terrain becomes a positive factor in speed control. The result should be courses that flow with the contours of the terrain and promote linked arcs with speed.

General guidelines for setting Giant Slalom:
Test Skill level with the following variations:

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