Your question: What is Slopestyle skiing?

How is freestyle skiing played?

Freestyle skiing is a skiing discipline comprising aerials, moguls, cross, half-pipe, slopestyle and big air as part of the Winter Olympics. It can consist of a skier performing aerial flips and spins and can include skiers sliding rails and boxes on their skis.

When was slopestyle added to the Olympics?

Since freeski slopestyle was added to the Olympic program in 2014, the Americans have medaled every Games and now have six of the nine medals awarded.

What are the different types of competitive skiing?

Broadly speaking, competitive skiing is divided into two disciplines:

  • Racing, comprising slalom, giant slalom, super giant slalom, combined, and downhill, parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom.
  • Freestyle skiing, incorporating events such as moguls, aerials, halfpipe, and ski cross.

How are freestyle skis different?

They are typically lighter and shorter than other types of skis with twin tips. Unlike traditional skis that are turned up in the front, freestyle skis have tips and tails that are turned up in the front and the rear to accommodate skiing backward as well as forward.

Is freestyle skiing popular?

Freestyle skiing started with a small cult following who participated in moguls and aerial jumps back in the 1960s. Since then it’s developed into one of the most popular and fastest-growing segments of the sport.

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