Snowboard

Snowboarding, one of the newer winter sports disciplines, burst on the scene at the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, and continues to be a favorite with amazing Big Air and Snowboard Cross events and lightning-fast races at speeds up to 70mph. Events will be held at Gore Mountain and the Olympic Jumping Complex.

An Olympic event since 2006, Snowboard Cross racers start simultaneously atop an inclined course. Participants go over a series of features while trying to reach the finish line first.

Snowboard Cross

This event includes two evenly spaced courses, 10 to 15 meters apart, with vertical distances of 20 to 27 meters between turning gates. Race speeds can get up to 70 mph.

Parallel Giant Slalom

In this event, snowboarders race downhill through sets of gates that force extremely tight and quick turns.

Parallel Slalom

In this fan favorite, athletes “Go Big or Go Home,” soaring over 100 feet in the air, and attempting massive tricks like multiple flips and off-axis rotations.

Big Air

A Freestyle discipline in which snowboarders race on an obstacle course, the focus of this event is on technical proficiency.

Slopestyle

About The Venues

Skiers on a snowy run at Gore Mountain ski resort

Gore Mountain

Gore Mountain is located in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and boasts the largest trail and lift network in the state. The mountain offers more than 2500 vertical feet and four different peaks of terrain.

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Ski jumps in the distance at the Olympic Jumping Complex

Olympic Jumping Complex

One of the most-recognizable competition venues from the 1980 Winter Olympics is the Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jumping Complex—home to 90- and 120-meter ski jumps. The Jumping Complex serves as a training ground for ski jumpers and aerialists year-round. 

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