Parallel Slalom FIS World Championship
Sunday, January 27
Stoheman Mountain Resort
PSL features head-to-head competition. All competitors race the clock in the qualification round and the fastest 16 racers advance to the elimination round. These 16 competitors battle it out on two, side-by-side courses. After run one, the riders switch courses and in run two, the gate of the person that won the first race opens first, equivalent to the amount of time they led by. This ensures that the second run of each round really is a ‘first past the post’ race. The winner after the second race advances to repeat the process while the other heads to the stands to watch the outcome. The difference between PGS and PSL? The gap between the doors is shorter, from 11 to 14 meters!