slope·​style | \ ˈslōp-ˌstī(-ə)l How to pronounce slopestyle (audio) \

Definition of slopestyle

: a snowboarding or skiing competition in which participants perform tricks and jumps on a sloping course with multiple ramps and obstacles (such as rails) … the International Olympic Committee announced last summer that it would add … slopestyle to the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia …— Eli Saslow

Examples of slopestyle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After getting his start in the contest scene in slopestyle, winning the 2010 Burton U.S. Open, Bang, 31, shifted his focus to filming and riding powder. Michelle Bruton, Forbes, "Natural Selection Tour Winners Mikkel Bang And Robin Van Gyn Talk Winning Runs, Snowboarding’s Future," 16 Apr. 2021 The French newspaper described Larochaix as a slopestyle snowboarder and coach, as well as the father of French snowboarders Thaile and Noé Larochaix. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "NTSB: Helicopter crash that killed 5 occurred near the top of a high ridge above the Knik Glacier," 29 Mar. 2021 Such is the nature of snowboard competitions like slopestyle — in which athletes negotiate a series of jumps and rails — and big air, in which they are scored on their trick performance off a single, massive jump. New York Times, "To Reach His Dream, This Teen Will Have to Touch the Sky," 14 Mar. 2021 Logan is the only American who qualified in both slopestyle and halfpipe. USA TODAY, "Lindsey Vonn's Olympic return delayed and 4 other things to watch on Day 8," 16 Feb. 2018 Gerard won gold in slopestyle, a challenging event based on the creative spins and moves of X Games athletes along with the athleticism required in any Olympic sport. Marc Bona,, "Red Gerard wins Olympic gold, but hey - is that a Cleveland Browns hat on dad?," 11 Feb. 2018 Ryan Stassel of Anchorage finished eighth in the first World Cup snowboard slopestyle competition of the season Friday in Laax, Switzerland. Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s Ryan Stassel places 8th in the season’s first World Cup slopestyle competition," 18 Jan. 2020 After crashing on his practice run, Mr. Toutant took gold in men’s slopestyle at the Laax Open World Cup in Switzerland on Jan. 17. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "The Absurd Parkour Routine Behind an Olympian’s Wins," 19 Jan. 2020 Red Gerard of Colorado, the reigning Olympic champion in slopestyle, was second with a score of 85.46 and Justus Henkes of California took bronze with a score of 82.33. Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s Ryan Stassel places 8th in the season’s first World Cup slopestyle competition," 18 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of slopestyle

1994, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2021

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“Slopestyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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