Freestyle Skiing

Freestyle Skiing

Freestyle is a new concept in the world of skiing, originated in Scandinavia and developed in North America further throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s . In the beginning by 1930s, it was a way of training for skiers. Later, this sport was recognized as a competitive sport.

The International Ski Federation (FIS) recognized freestyle as a competitive sport in 1979 and brought in new regulations regarding certification of athletes and jump techniques in an effort to avoid the dangerous elements of the competitions.

Some people compare Freestyle Skiing to Freestyle Snowboarding although they affirm it is certainly not the same. This sport involve the development of tricks, jumps, and other specific skills in skiing that have little to do with actually descending from groomed or ungroomed slopes.

Freestyle Skiing is compound by series of Skiing techniques and acrobatics. In this type of Skiing alone, we can observe a lot of Ski Tricks executed by Freestyle enthusiasts.

Main FreeStyle Disciplines

In this section, you can look at the different types of Freestyle Skiing.

Contestants use combinations of spins and turns to impress a jury with their skills in the air. It's permitted two jumps to each contestant.

Contestants have to make their way down the Moguls whereas judges give points for speed, technical execution, and two compulsory upright jumps.

Dual Moguls
This discipline is similar to the Moguls event, the unique difference is that two contestants compete head to head on parallel Mogul courses.

Contestants try to performe a series of jumps, tricks, and maneuvers in the halfpipe.

Freestyle Ski Cross
Four to six contestants race against each other on a specially built Freestyle Cross course that can be banked turns, jumps, waves, etc.

Contestants have to achieve their routine on music of their own choice.

Big Air
Contestants have to perform higher jumps.