Meribel 2018

WATCH: Just How Fast Are The Military's Top Skiers?

If they are to be in with a chance of a spot on the podium, then they will have to descend over 700 metres in less than two minutes...

The forces best skiers have been putting in their final practice runs ahead of today's alpine downhill final. 

If they are to be in with a chance of a spot on the podium, then they will have to descend over 700 metres in less than two minutes.

The organisers at Meribel have been telling us that this is the best snow they have had in years, though.

It is packed, dense and only icy in a couple of sections, which is perfect for racing, and therefore quick times are expected from the skiers. 

So click the play button above to see just how quick the military guys and girls get down one of the best downhill slopes in the world.

Snowboard Cross Competitors At Start Line In Meribel
Snowboard cross competitors at the start line in Meribel.

This is the 12th year in a row the Inter-Services Snow Sports Championships are being held in Meribel, considered one of the best Alpine resorts in Europe, and the 67th edition of the tournament.

Watch all the action from the Alpine Downhill right here.