slopestyle

noun
slope·​style | \ˈslōp-ˌstī(-ə)l \

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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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 The Rigby High grad stands seventh in the World Cup standings for slopestyle, which made its Olympic debut in 2014 and includes a course with three jumps and three rails. Michael Lycklama, idahostatesman, "You now have five Idahoans to root for at the Winter Olympics next month," 23 Jan. 2018 Their caution may have been what forced the slopestyle competitors to snowboard in unsafe conditions that saw 41 of 50 riders fall. The Si Staff, SI.com, "The Best, Worst and Weirdest Moments From Every Sport at the 2018 Olympic Games," 24 Feb. 2018

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1994, in the meaning defined above

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