What makes a skier go faster? Well it's mainly the steepness of the slope of course and the sheer courage of the skier! But that apart, what is it that enables a downhill ski champion to shave hundredths of a second off his times in order to clinch a race win. Downhill racing has always been super competitive. But now, as in so many sports, technology has become a decisive factor in deciding who gets to stand on the winner's podium. The technology that reduces wind drag and reduces friction and enables the skier to carve the turns even on the toughest ice. In this fascinating documentary we go with the skier into the laboratory to see what the scientists are doing, to help the champions get down the mountain... faster than the next man.