GIANT SLALOM (GS)
In Giant Slalom (GS), riders race down a course turning through a series of gates.
The Giant Slalom Course:
The Giant Slalom course consists of gates that riders must turn around. The course typically has a vertical drop between 120 and 200 metres and is 400–700 metres in length, with a minimum of 18 gates. Gates are set up with a distance of approximately 20 to 25 metres between each one.
How Giant Slalom is Judged:
Riders are timed individually each run. Riders have two or three runs each, with their best time being used. The fastest time wins.
Differences for Groms:
Grom riders use the same course and are timed the same as provincial riders.