slopestyle

noun

slope·​style ˈslōp-ˌstī(-ə)l How to pronounce slopestyle (audio)
: 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 Skiers and snowboarders alike praised the Genting Snow Park slopestyle course’s visual appeal and technical challenges at the Beijing Olympics. Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2022 Born in Beijing but based in Silverthorne, Colorado, Zhou made her Dew Tour debut in the halfpipe and slopestyle events. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 27 Feb. 2023 American Alex Hall, who finished eighth in the big air competition, is expected to contend in slopestyle along with fellow U.S. hopeful Colby Stevenson. Noah Trister, ajc, 14 Feb. 2022 The snow and low visibility that marked Friday’s slopestyle contest aren’t ideal for big tricks. Michelle Bruton, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 There was controversy in the men’s slopestyle competition when replays showed that gold medalist Max Parrot of Canada actually caught his knee on one of the jumps that was scored as a grab of the snowboard. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2022 But Kenworthy wanted to ski in the halfpipe, slopestyle, and inaugural big air contests at Beijing 2022. Lori Nickel, USA TODAY, 8 Feb. 2022 Having won silver in the men's slopestyle event at Pyeongchang four years ago, the 27-year-old went one better at the Genting Snow Park to secure his first ever Olympic gold medal. CNN, 8 Feb. 2022 The women’s slopestyle competition will be held on February 14, and halfpipe on February 17. Christa Sgobba, SELF, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slopestyle was in 1994

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“Slopestyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slopestyle. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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