slopestyle

noun
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

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Kenworthy had kissed boyfriend Matthew Wilkas at the bottom of the slopestyle course, unaware that NBC would broadcast it, causing a minor commotion in the States. Michael Rosenberg, SI.com, "Gus Kenworthy Didn't Repeat His 2014 Medal Run, But His Journey Since Has Him in a Better Place," 18 Feb. 2018 The knuckle huck joins a line-up of more traditional snowboarding events, including superpipe, big air, and slopestyle. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "The 2019 Winter X Games Starts This Week—Here’s What You Need to Know," 23 Jan. 2019 Even a Norwegian freestyle skier, Oystein Bratten, won the slopestyle event on Sunday. Sean Gregory/gangneung, Time, "USA Women's Hockey Team Is Now the Great American Olympic Hope," 19 Feb. 2018 The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will be the second games to feature the freestyle skiing slopestyle event. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "This Olympic slopestyle skier got his start at Perfect North in Indiana," 13 Feb. 2018 See the men's freeski slopestyle finals 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Rachel Axon, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana Olympian Nick Goepper opens up about battling depression, contemplating suicide," 16 Feb. 2018 Stassel, 25, was one of three Americans to advance to Friday's slopestyle finals. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaskans make bids for Olympic teams this week," 12 Jan. 2018 The freeskier rose to fame as part of the U.S. sweep in slopestyle's debut in Sochi, winning a bronze medal there. Usa Today Sports, Cincinnati.com, "Nick Goepper of Lawrenceburg, Indiana wins silver in men's slopestyle finals," 18 Feb. 2018 Stassel, who at 25 is the senior member of the U.S. men's slopestyle team, was the first of 14 Alaskans to see action in Pyeonchang. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Mistakes cost Stassel spot in Winter Olympics slopestyle finals," 10 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of slopestyle

1994, in the meaning defined above

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