Alpine Skiing GS

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Alpine Skiing GS
Appears in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS)
Type Skiing
Info Ski between flags for the fastest time.
Compete in a ski race down a winding course marked out by flag poles for the fastest time. Failing to pass between the poles (a gate) will cost you a 3-second penalty each time. Each skier will run down the course once to determine the winner.
Controls Start: Slide down
Turn: Touch left/right
Accelerate: Slide down

Alpine Skiing GS (also referred to as Alpine Skiing GS (Giant Slalom)) is a Skiing Event that appears in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. It is set at Whistler Creekside. The objective of the event is to ski down the course in the fastest time. The starting course record for this event is 00:50.789.


In this event, the player starts by sliding downward on the Touch Screen when "Go!" appears onscreen. The player can touch and hold the screen before starting to build up energy, and can perform a starting dash by building up energy and sliding downwards with perfect timing, however they are not penalized for sliding too early or late. Once the player has started the event, they can steer their character left and right by touching the direction on the Touch Screen, and can build up speed by sliding downward to cause their character to crouch. The player can gain more speed by repeatedly sliding down, although the character will stop crouching if they attempt to perform a particularly tight turn. The player should aim to remain on the course and pass between the 24 gates, however they will not lose speed if they leave the course, but will receive a three second penalty for every gate they fail to pass through. The player can also gain a speed boost by hitting the inner edge of either of the flags on either side of the gate, but will lose speed if they hit the outside of them instead. The player can also save ghost data for the event by achieving a time under seventy seconds, which can be raced in the Ghost Match mode.

Staff Ghost Data[edit]

Name Country Character Time Emblem
G ★ USA Amy 00:47.190 MSWGemblem82.png
G ★★ AUS Yoshi 00:45.480 MSWGemblem73.png
G ★★★ ITA Donkey Kong 00:43.080 MSWGemblem77.png


Rule Info[edit]

Race between pairs of colored flags. Missing a gate will cost you a 3 second penalty. Get a record under 70.000sec. to save your ghost data!

Basic Controls[edit]

  • Slide downward to start!
  • Touch left or right on the Touch Screen!
  • Pass through the flags!
  • Missing a gate results in a 3 second penalty.
  • Your first goal should be hitting every gate!
  • Slide downward to pick up speed!

Advanced Tips[edit]

Touch and hold the Touch Screen on "2".
and slide downward at "GO" for a starting dash!
Hit the inside of the flag for a quick dash!
These gate dashes are key to a fast time!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アルペン大回転
Arupen Daikaiten
Alpine Giant Slalom