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In pictures: The perils and pitfalls of ski cross Add to ...

'It's been called NASCAR on skis, and winter sport's answer to a roller derby,' Alpine Canada says. 'However you describe it, you can't claim ski cross - or skier-X, as it's also known - is boring.' It's a sport Canadian athletes have excelled in, with Ashleigh McIvor of Whistler, B.C., capturing the Olympic gold medal in it at the 2010 Vancouver Games and Chris Del Bosco being one of the top racers.

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