Mogul Rules

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Mogul Rules

Mogul skiers race down a slope with an average incline of 27 degrees over large uniform bumps called moguls (from the Austrian word "mugel," which means mound or small hill).

The length of the mogul course ranges from 200 to 270 meters.

In order to receive good scores, competitors must make high-quality, aggressive turns while remaining in the fall line (an imaginary line that combines the steepest pitch and most direct line, from top to bottom, of any slope). Skiers absorb the impact of the bumps by bending at the knees and hips. In a good run, shoulders remain parallel to the finish line, turns should be quick and short, and skis should not leave the snow surface, except at predetermined jumps.

To perform aerial maneuvers, skiers make jumps of two large air bumps, one placed 15% from the start, and the other placed 20% from the finish.

Time is also used as part of the score.

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