Sports in 2010

SNOWBOARD

The Snowboard SuperPipe competition is arguably one the most exciting competitions in the world. The 500-foot long, 22-foot deep “U-shaped” SuperPipe is 60  feet from lip-to-lip with a pitch of 18 degrees. This world-class pipe allows for maximum amplitude and speed, giving the riders space to perfect progressive tricks, like the double cork. The competition brings together the talents of Winter Olympians, world champions and hot new riders, all pushing the boundaries of snowboarding with their aerial antics and prowess in the pipe.

Each of the 16 competitors will take two runs in elimination to determine who will compete for gold. The top eight men and top six women in the elimination round qualify for the final where each competitor will take three runs. Athletes are judged on amplitude, execution, difficulty, landings and use of the SuperPipe. Based on their best score, the competitor with the top run in the finals takes home the gold.

SKIING

The 540-foot long, 22-foot deep SuperPipe is 75 feet from lip-to-lip with a pitch of 18 degrees. This translates into maximum amplitude and speed for the athletes to perform their tricks. Skiing SuperPipe Men’s is divided into two rounds. In the elimination round, each skier will take two runs and be ranked based on their best score of the two. The top eight athletes advance to the Final. In the Final, each skier takes three runs and the skier with the best score out of their three final runs will be crowned champion of the SuperPipe.

Skiing SuperPipe Women features eight athletes competing in a final round. In the Final, each skier takes three runs and the skier with the best score out of their three final runs earns the gold medal. Skiers are judged on amplitude, execution, difficulty, landings and use of the SuperPipe.

SNOWBOARD

Snowboard Slopestyle tests a rider’s ability to handle a variety of terrain by executing freestyle maneuvers down a course filled with a variety of features. The course will contain rails, hips, tabletops and a variety of jumps, allowing riders to combine big air and technical tricks into one run. Riders are judged on amplitude, execution, difficulty of line, landings and use of the course.

Each athlete takes two runs in the elimination round. The top eight men and six women advance to the final. In the final, each athlete takes three runs and the top score takes home gold.

SKIING

Using the same course as snowboarders, skiers will showcase their freestyle skills on a variety of obstacles including rails, kickers, jumps and gaps. The contest consists of two rounds. In the elimination round, each competitor will take two runs down the course. The competitors are ranked based on the best score of their two runs. The top eight scores advance to the final. The final round will be a best-of-three format, with judging in both rounds focusing on creativity, trick completion and style.

Skiing Slopestyle Women features eight athletes competing in a final round.  In the final, each skier takes three runs and the skier with the best score out of their three final runs earns the gold medal.

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