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A snowboarder at a big air competition in downtown Québec.

Big air is a sports discipline where the competitor rides a vehicle, such as a skateboard, a ski (called "ski big air"), a snowboard, or a motocross motorcycle; down a hill or ramp and performs tricks after launching off very large jumps. In most versions, there is but one large jump, and therefore only one opportunity to perform a trick. It is an extreme version of slopestyle. Competitors perform complex tricks in the air, aiming to attain sizable height and distance as well, all while securing a clean landing. Many competitions also require the rider to do a specific trick to win the major prize.

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Since 2003, big air has been featured in the X Games and the FIS Snowboard World Championships.

In 2018, big air became the newest snowboarding event introduced in the Olympic Games.[1]


  1. ^ "What Is Big Air? It's the Olympics' Newest Snowboard Event". Retrieved 2018-08-24.