The skier choreographs a run made up of spins and turns, jumps and pole-flips all performed to accompanying music. Style, control and innovation, along with fluidity of the routine, count for most of the total score. Maximum run time is 2 minutes 30 seconds.
BALLET SITE: CANADA OLYMPIC PARK
Mogul skiing is judged on three basic components. Turns, based on speed and consistency, account for 50% of the score. Air, or jumps, comprise 25 percent of the score and speed accounts for the other 25 percent. Correct turns are essential in mogul skiing. Ski to snow contact and proper form are the most critical aspects of mogul turns.
The mogul events are held on a steep slope, 23 to 33 degrees and covered evenly with large bumps, or moguls.
MOGULS SITE: NAKISKA AT MOUNT ALLAN.
Aerial competition consists of two acrobatic leaps stressing takeof, air, form and landing. Form acounts for 50 percent of the score, landing for 30 percent and height 20 percent.
AERIALS SITE: CANADA OLYMPIC PARK.
Consists of an inrun of 50 meters at 25 degrees, a takeoff area of 25 meters, and a landing hill at 37 degrees and 30 meters long.
SOURCE: ABC/Winter Games Access Press.