Olympic Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle infographic
Graphic explains the Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle event.
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BEIJING 2022

Beijing 2022 Olympic Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle

By Ninian Carter

February 4, 2022 - February 20, 2022 - The 2022 winter Olympic Games, officially known as the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, take place in Beijing, China. 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. The discipline has its roots in action sports like skateboarding and BMX and has very successfully crossed over into the snow sports worlds of skiing and snowboarding.

Skiers use Twin-tip skis for their symmetry since they often go large portions of the course backward (referred to as "switch") and for their balanced weight so as to not destabilise spins.

Freestyle skiing slopestyle first appeared at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

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PUBLISHED: 14/01/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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