Guide to Snowboarding Superpipe

Who, what, when and how each event is mapped out for Winter X-Games XVII

Alex Burd Alex Burd

When?: Men’s elimination takes place on Thursday 23 January. Women’s final on Saturday 25 January, men’s finals on Sunday 26 January.

Where?: Superpipe 567ft long, 66ft wide and with walls 22ft high.

Men: Shaun White (2013 Gold), Ryo Aono, Greg Bretz, Danny Davis, Ben Ferguson, Taylor Gold, Christian Haller, Ayumu Hirano, Taku Hiraoka, Kazuhiro Kokubo, Scotty Lago, Arthur Longo, Markus Malin, Iouri Podladtchikov, Louie Vito, Zhang Yiwei.
Women: Kelly Clark (2013 Gold), Gretchen Bleiler, Torah Bright, Queralt Castellet, Kaitlyn Farrington, Arielle Gold, Elena Hight, Chloe Kim.

Format: Preliminary elimination round in which each rider gets two runs on the course. Eight best progress to the final where riders get three runs. The Women’s competition goes straight to the final.

Scoring: Scored out of 100. A panel judges runs based on amplitude, execution, difficulty, landings and use of the course.


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