A year later, it made its Olympic debut at the 1998 Nagano Games, with halfpipe and giant slalom contested. Snowboard cross was added to the Olympic program in 2006, slopestyle premiered in 2014, and big air will make its Olympic debut in PyeongChang.
The Ugandan snowboarder , a relative unknown in the snowboarding world, was invited to “forerun” the event, meaning he whooshed down the slopes ahead of the snowboard slopestyle as a kind of debutante coming-out. Before that, he sat for nearly three .
Qualification for men and women is due to get underway at the Slopestyle World Cup tomorrow before the finals on Monday (September 4). Defending women's World Cup champion Jamie Anderson of the US will be competing but her compatriot Redmond .
Ever since 1998 in Nagano, Japan, snowboarding has been a major focal point of the Winter Olypmic coverage. The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea won't be much different. After the addition of slopestyle to the snowboarding events .
In the men's competition, Norway's Marcus Kleveland won gold. The 18-year-old won the Winter X Games slopestyle title in Aspen in the United States this year and triumphed with a score of 85.58. Canada's Darcy Sharpe topped qualification yesterday but .
Canada's slopestyle snowboarder Mark McMorris earned bronze in men's slopestyle snowboarding on Saturday and Canada went one-two in both men's and women's moguls. Only Logan's acrobatic run to an 85.40 in the slopestyle skiing finals broke the run of.
Linking together three rails and three jumps and riding away from those features perfectly is one of the hardest things to do in competitive snowboarding , but Mark is still head-and-shoulders above the field. No questions asked. McMorris is the king of.
Norwegian phenom Marcus Kleveland starts the 2017-2018 World Cup season off strong with a win at the Winter Games NZ held at Cardrona in New Zealand this past Monday. It is no surprise after watching his winning run above. Heading into a season that .
International Ski Federation (“Fédération Internationale de Ski” in French), the governing body of all snowboarding events for the Olympics. Freestyle snowboarding . A type of snowboarding that involves tricks. Halfpipe, slopestyle and big air are all.
Wanaka Snowboarder Zoi Sadowski Synnott, 16, was gobsmacked by an international sponsorship offer, just days before she competes in a World Cup slopestyle competition at the Winter Games NZ. A repeat of her winning world cup final performance in the .
There are no hard-and-fast rules, however. When the ‘lympics rolls around, we fully expect to see all kinds of boards at play on the slopestyle course, depending on what that rider prefers. From budget-busting pro models to affordable fun-sticks.
There will be a maximum total of 258 snowboarders (142 male, 116 female) competing at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Each event has a maximum number of competitors that may participate. Big air and slopestyle are calculated as one event.
U.S. halfpipe and slopestyle snowboarders have a huge week ahead ... act in complete accordance with the rules,” said Calum Clark, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s vice president of events, in a statement. The USSA mulled running only four.
Riders, media and spectators were greeted with another sunny and beautiful day in LAAX and a perfectly shaped Slopestyle course for the big finals. Enni Rukajärvi (FIN) and Max Parrot (CAN) are taking home the titles as well as the biggest portion of.