Freestyle Mogul
By Clara

Some skiers love to do the bumps! In the Olympics, some of those bumps will be almost four feet high! The word Mogul comes from an Australian word "mugel," which means moumen's halfpipe, women's halfpipe, men's parallel giant slalom and women's parallel giant slalom or small hill. Skiers use their knees like shock absorbers. The knees go up and down but the rest of their body stays still. Their skis should stay on the snow all the times as they make quick turns heading down hill at all times. Skiers use skies and poles like other racers. There is an event for men and one for women. The course is usually 755 to 885 feet long. 

Freestyle is the coolest!


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