Alpine Skiing, also called downhill skiing to distinguish it from its cross-country cousin, is by its very nature a sport that will never be as universal as football, motor racing or boxing. It can only take place within a specific geography and climate, so not every country is equipped to offer enthusiasts the right terrain.
Nevertheless, there are now more than 60-million people who partake in Alpine Skiing, mainly in North America, Europe and Japan, and many millions more who watch the sport’s major championships on satellite television around the world. In some cases, these dedicated Alpine Skiing fans have nowhere to try the sport in their home countries, but TV coverage allows them to follow all the action like experts. Online betting sites allow them to take a flutter on the results. Read more