In 1990 was formed the International Snowboarding Federation (ISF). So The FIS introduced Snowboarding as a FIS discipline in 1994 which enabled snowboardingís eligibility for the Olympic Winter Games, and the discipline was added to the Olympic programme as of the 1998 Games in Nagano (JPN).

Snowboard Events

This competition consists of six snowboard events on the programme of the Olympic Winter Games: menís halfpipe, ladiesí halfpipe, menís parallel giant slalom and ladiesí parallel giant slalom, menís snowboard cross and ladiesí snowboard cross. Both halfpipe and giant slalom events were included at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, where the sport of snowboarding made its debut.

Halfpipe: This event is accomplished in a half-cylinder-shaped course dug deep into the hill. By the use speed gained on the slope, snowboarders come up over the rim of the pipe and perform acrobatic aerial tricks. The aim of the halfpipe is to perform difficult tricks with perfect form.

Alpine - Parallel giant slalom: This is an exciting version of Alpine snowboarding; parallel giant slalom features head-to-head matches on the mountain. Afterward a qualification round, it is established a 16-person tournament and competitors battle it out on two side-by-side courses until there is a winner.

Snowboard Cross: This event involves a challenging route including jumps and obstacles, where the heats consist of four riders who start at the same time, whereby the best two in the finish proceed to the next round.

    List of events

  • Giant parallel slalom Men
  • Half-pipe Men
  • Snowboard Cross Men
  • Giant parallel slalom Women
  • Half-pipe Women
  • Snowboard Cross Women