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 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 Nick Goepper, freestyle skiing Lawrenceburg skier is only winter Indiana athlete to medal in two Olympics, taking bronze in slopestyle in 2014 and silver in 2018. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana's Olympic athlete of the decade: The winner might surprise you," 30 Dec. 2019 The raw air sent hundreds of fans to the exits Sunday when qualifying was called off after women’s slopestyle devolved into a mess of mistakes, and Monday’s final started 75 minutes late. Howard Fendrich, The Seattle Times, "Wind, ice and cold are making this Olympics too wintry," 12 Feb. 2018 The 26-year-old Jenson is headed to her second Olympics after finishing 13th in women’s slopestyle at the 2014 Olympics in Russia. Michael Lycklama, idahostatesman, "You now have five Idahoans to root for at the Winter Olympics next month," 23 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of slopestyle

1994, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2020

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“Slopestyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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