Freestyle skiing is divided into five skill disciplines of Alpine skiing. In the disciplines moguls slope, hill, or in the halfpipe rider duel between two groups of skiers they prove their skills. For maximum flexibility, the freestyle ski are smaller than regular skis. A World Cup in freestyle skiing is regulated and organized since 1980 by the International Ski Federation FIS, some disciplines are also added since 1992 Olympic. Those who are looking for a new challenge at the Freestyle Skiing has a wonderful opportunity. These competitions are a portion of courage and of course the right equipment. As the freestyle skiing and normal skiing differ fundamentally, it is necessary first of all to find out what direction the freestyle Skier would determine.
No matter whether you choose Park and Pipe, backcountry freestyle, free ride or Allmountain the equipment should suit your needs. Anyone who feels comfortable in the park should look for a smaller ski (minus body size 5-15 cm), cross-country rider, however, needs longer ones to ski in deep snow and exert maximum control. Those who do not want to be on the Allmountain or freeride skis should choose those which are at length and hardness range resources and thus achieve universal use. The helmet should be a necessary part of the equipment. With the growing interest in freestyle skiing opportunities are also increased, in a good winter holiday it’s not easy to find uncrowded parks. Important events in the freestyle skiing has been held on 12-13. 01. 2008 in St. Moritz. The so-called Snowpark tour has begun here and will be continued in 9 more different ski areas through the winter season.