What is slope style skiing?

What is slope style skiing?

Slopestyle is a winter sport in which athletes ski or snowboard down a course including a variety of obstacles including rails, jumps and other terrain park features. Points are scored for amplitude, originality and quality of tricks.

What is a bumpy ski slope called?

Moguls are a series of bumps on a piste formed when skiers push snow into mounds as they do sharp turns. This tends to happen naturally as skiers use the slope but they can also be constructed artificially.

Who invented slopestyle skiing?

Stein Eriksen
Competitive freestyle skiing began in the 1960s as a rebellion against the straitjacket of traditional alpine racing that reflected the wider social changes of that turbulent decade. Norway’s Stein Eriksen often is credited as the sport’s godfather.

What is slopestyle MTB?

Slopestyle bikes were designed to allow dirt jump riders to fly higher, hit rougher trails and give you extra stability when on air. Slopestyle is all about maximising air time whilst giving riders flexibility to pull the same tricks you would on a dirt jumper, with extra amplitude and wow effect.

What is the difference between slopestyle and halfpipe?

The jumps in slopestyle tend to be bigger than those in the halfpipe. The top men in slopestyle are likely to perform twisting triple flips, while their halfpipe counterparts will try to win with multiple doubles in their routines.

How fast do they go in slopestyle?

These riders average between 55 and 60 mph while racing. In other Olympic snowboarding events such as slopestyle, big air and halfpipe events, speed is not the main objective but is very useful to gain momentum for jumps and rails.

What’s the difference between slopestyle and big air?

Slopestyle / Big Air. These are two separate but closely related disciplines, with ski big air appearing on the Olympic program for the first time. In slopestyle, skiers go down and over a series of rail and jump features, while big air features a single trick off a kicker.

How are moguls judged?

Judging. A panel of seven judges award marks: four judges score the turns, two judges score the air (jumps), and one judge scores the speed. Each judge has five “votes” which can be allocated between the two skiers according to the course colour they have skied in (i.e. 5 Blue/0 Red; 4 Blue/1 Red; etc.).