Definitions for "Alpine skiing"
The term used to distinguish downhill from Nordic skiing, and includes the disciplines of Alpine ski-touring, downhill racing, freestyle, giant slalom, special slalom, and recreational skiing (on or off prepared pistes). Alpine skis have bindings that fix both the toe and the heel to the ski.
Traditional downhill skiing in which both your heel and toe are locked into your ski binding.
Downhill skiing, typically utilizing chairlifts to gain elevation for descents. The equipment consists of stiff plastic boots, fixed-heel bindings and flat (alpine camber) skis.