Winter is coming soon which means the 16th Winter Deaflympics is also coming soon! I hope you often check the webpages pages of and Its with great regret I have to tell you that one of four snowboard events at the 16th Winter Deaflympics, “Boardercross” has been cancelled. The reasons are as follows: The officials of Park City made the decision to cancel Boardercross for 16th Winter Deaflympics because of too many bad injuries and bad experiences with this kind of sport in the recent years. They do not want to be responsible for bad situation at Park City. But the good news is that Boardercross will be replaced with Slopestyle. This is one of the newest events for the next Winter Deaflympics! Slopestyle as an event is very challenging. Slopestyle is a form of freestyle snowboarding competition. In slopestyle, the rider or skier is free to choose his or her own route through a course consisting of various terrain features, such as bumps, rails, and jumps. Judges determine the winner based on the degree of difficulty and execution of each trick. All the other snowboard disciplines such as Parallel Giant Slalom, Parallel Slalom and Halfpipe will be taking place as usual. I hope very much that a lot of riders take part at the Slopestyle event. The Deaflympics Team wish you much success in training for Slopestyle and all the other Snowboard events.

Marco Galmarini
ICSD Technical Director - Snowboard

By Marco Galmarini