Freestyle skiing has been a part of the Canadian sport system since the mid 1970s. What started out as a bunch of skiers trying to make the most flamboyant run down a mogul course, more for fun than anything else has, over the years, evolved into a seven discipline structured and always breath-taking culture that has won Canada more World Cup medals than any other sport.
Over the course of its career, the jumps have gotten bigger and the mogul courses have gotten steeper which has made for a legacy of making spectators’ jaws drop. As the sport has grown coaching techniques have been refined which has resulted in skills that were once only the domain of the elite now being performed by kids of much younger ages.
Freestyle has been a part of the Canada Winter Games since 1995 where the Mogul event was competed at Marmot Basin in Jasper (co-host with Grande Prairie).
Provinces and territories will be represented by six males and six females. Athletes must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a maximum of 20 years of age, as of January 1, 2019.
Fans of winter sport will get their freestyle skiing fix at the Canada Games as we will host five different events: moguls, aerials, slopestyle, big air and halfpipe. For full competition details, visit the Canada Games website.