Super Giant Slalom
Super Giant Slalom or "Super G" lives up to its name, in that it combines more elements from Downhill skiing into a traditional Slalom format. The vertical drop at the beginning of the course is more intense than both other slalom events -- between 400 and 650 meters for men and 350 and 600 meters for women -- and the slope is also a bit steeper as well.
There are longer turns in the mix, as gates are placed 82ft apart, allowing for more speed. It's a faster event that prioritizes quick thinking, although it's not as fast as Downhill. Unlike the other Slalom events, athletes only get one run, and they're judged again on their fastest speed.
This is a combination of a shortened Downhill course, followed by a run on a Slalom course. The combined time of both runs (one on each course) is factored into the final score, and the fastest wins.
Parallel Mixed Team Event
In this head-to-head format race, which is making its Olympics debut at the PyeongChang Games, two skiers of the same gender race on two parallel slalom courses, turning through Giant Slalom gates placed 10 meters apart. Each team is comprised of two male and two female skiers, with two other reserve skiers of both genders. Each team faces off, back-to-back-to-back.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) explains how the scoring works:
"Teams score one point for a race win. If both skiers ski off or fall, the skier who has progressed further down the course is declared the winner. In the event of both teams winning two races apiece, the nation with the lowest combined time of their best man and best woman will win the heat."
All said, the scoring systems vary in complexity, but thankfully, none are as confusing as that of figure skating.