The Big Air course is approximately 300 feet and made up of a single 80-foot step-up jump. The competition features 10 skiers and 10 boarders who each attempt a single trick off the feature in a jam session format. In Round One, athletes are placed in two heats of five riders and have 15 minutes to complete as many runs as possible. Athletes will be scored immediately after each run. The top two athletes from the Round One heats and the higher scoring third place athlete from either heat advance to the Final. In the Final, the jam format continues with the five riders taking as many runs as possible within the 15-minute jam. Skiing Big Air is judged on aggressive execution of maneuvers, degree of difficulty, variety of tricks, originality and style.
The Slopestyle course is approximately 1,600-feet long with six features and a vertical drop of 280 feet. Skiers will attempt multiple tricks throughout their run on specially designed jumps, rails, boxes and other obstacles. The Skiing Slopestyle Men’s contest consists of two rounds. In the Elimination round, each of the 16 competitors will take three runs down the course with the best run counting. The top eight advance to the Final. The Final round is a best-of-three run format. The 10 women will compete in a Final-only competition, following the same format as the men’s Final. Skiing Slopestyle is judged on creativity, trick completion and style. The competitors are ranked based on the best score of their three runs.
The Skiing SuperPipe event represents the progression of the sport and showcases the best pipe riders in the world. The SuperPipe course consists of a large halfpipe structure with vertical walls. The course is approximately 567-foot long and 66 feet wide, with 22-foot walls. Skiing SuperPipe Men’s is divided into two rounds. In the Elimination round, each skier will take two runs and will be ranked based on their best score. The top eight athletes advance to the Final. In the Final, each skier takes three runs and the skier with the single best score wins. Skiing and snowboard SuperPipe Women is a Final-only competition, featuring eight athletes taking three runs and follows the same format as the men’s Final. SuperPipe is judged on amplitude, execution, difficulty, landings and use of the course.
Returning for a second year, the Snowboard Street contest features 10 of the world’s best street athletes putting their skills to the test on urban-inspired terrain features. For Round One, athletes are placed into two heats of five riders and are given 15 minutes to complete as many runs as possible. Athletes will be scored immediately after each run and judged on aggressive execution of maneuvers, degree of difficulty of maneuvers, variety of maneuvers, originality and style. The top two athletes from each heat in Elimination and the higher scoring third place athlete from either heat advance to the Final. In the Final, the 15-minute jam format continues with the five riders taking as many runs as possible to declare the winner.
Snowmobile Best Trick
The Best Trick course consists of metal take-off ramps to snow landings. Riders hit a single jump to attempt freestyle tricks, such as body varials, backflips and combo tricks using 500-pound snowmobiles. Snowmobile Best Trick will feature eight of the top snowmobile athletes in the world attempting to showcase some of the sport’s most innovative tricks in this Final only format. Eight riders will take two runs. The greater score of the two jumps is their final score. Riders are ranked one through eight by their final score. Snowmobile Best Trick is judged on the overall difficulty and execution of their trick.
The Snowmobile Freestyle course consists of varied snow jumps and metal ramps of varying lengths and angles for riders to execute multiple tricks throughout their run. Riders have two 75-second runs to attempt tricks and variations on jumps ranging from 65 to more than 100 feet long. Snowmobile Freestyle is judged on overall impression of trick execution, degree of difficulty, use of course, originality and style.