If you are wondering whether and how you can bet on skiing, you are in the right place as we have done some research for you. The answer to the first question is affirmative since there are some betting offices that allow you to bet on skiing. If you are lucky enough, you will find a betting office that offers betting on a range of disciplines, such as the downhill, slalom, super G, mogul skiing, freestyle, giant slalom and the combined events, the biathlon, ski jumping and cross-country skiing. Concerning the second question, there are some types of bets you can place on skiing.
Types of Bets
The most commonly available type of bets on skiing is Event Winner and Outright Bets. If you want to give this one a go, you will need to bet on an individual competitor to be the winner of the whole event.
The next option also refers to the final results of an event and is known as Podium Finish. If you choose this betting type, you will bet on a skier who you think will finish in the top three.
A similar type is Top Three Bets, but it is riskier as you need to bet on top three participants.
The last betting option that we want to mention is Match Bets or Matchup Markets. This type involves choosing two competitors and betting on the one who you expect to perform better than the other. It is irrelevant how the two skiers perform in comparison with the other competitors. As long as the skier you chose outperforms the other one in the pair, you win the bet.
Keep in mind that you can get the highest prize if you bet on the event winner, and the lowest prize if you choose a match bet.
Word of Advice
Unfortunately, there aren’t any good systems for picking a winner in skiing disciplines. The skiing season is short, and it is followed by a long break, which makes it hard for a skier to keep the form at the same level at the beginning of the next season. Actually, betting on skiing is considered to be gambling, as having great skills comes second, whereas having luck comes first by miles. This doesn’t mean that it is impossible to pick the winner. What it really means is that even if you do research and crunch the numbers, you will still need a lot of luck to win a bet. There are a lot of other sports with much higher winning chances, and strategies that can increase those chances. So if you still wish to bet on skiing, we suggest you do it just for fun.