2017 AUDI FIS WORLD CUP FINALS RESULTS AND START LISTS

What are the World Cup Finals?

The Audi FIS Ski World Cup refers to a season-long slate of races at the highest level of international competition that runs from late October through March. The top 30 finishers in each race receive points based on how well they place. The top 25 points holders are invited to race at the World Cup Finals. At the end of the season, season titles and crystal globe trophies are awarded at the World Cup Finals to the male and female skiers who have racked up the most points in each of four disciplines: downhill, super-G, giant slalom and slalom. The Overall World Cup titles are also given out to the male and female with the most total points in all disciplines combined.

DOWNHILL AND SUPER-G
The downhill features the longest course and the highest speeds in alpine skiing. Super-G stands for super giant slalom, an event that combines the speed of downhill with the more precise turns of giant slalom. In these events each skier makes one run down a single course and the fastest time determines the winner.


GIANT SLALOM & SLALOM
The slalom is the alpine event with the shortest course and the quickest turns. The giant slalom has fewer gates and wider, smoother turns. In both events, each skier makes two runs down two different courses on the same slope. The times are added and the fastest total time determines the winner.


ALPINE TEAM EVENT
The Alpine Team Event features a mixed team of two men and two women competing for their National Teams in a head-to-head slalom with a knock-out format per round. This will be an Olympic event starting in 2018.