Ski & Snowboard / Big Air & Slopestyle

$5,000 in combined prize money for ski and snowboard!

Rules & Information for Big Air (BA) & Slopestyle (SS)

In Ski and Snowboard Big Air, competitors each take two runs over a single jump performing their best tricks, which are then judged by a panel of three judges. Open class competitors compete in a qualification round, and the top finishers advance to a best-of-two run final to determine the winners.

In Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle, competitors each take two runs on a course consisting of up to five freestyle features including rails, boxes, and jumps, performing their best tricks, which are then judged by a panel of three judges. In age class competition, the athlete with the best score, based on overall impression, wins. In Open class, competitors may compete in a qualification round (based on number of entrants), and the top finishers advance to a best-of-two run final to determine the winners.

For further information on big air and slopestyle, please contact the sports director, Mike Kirchner, at

Sanctioning Body

Empire State Winter Games Big Air and Slopestyle are independent, non-sanctioned events open to all athletes.

Entry Divisions

Ski & Snowboard Slopestyle Divisions

  • 14 & Under: Men/Ladies
  • 15 & Over: Men/Ladies
  • Open Class: Men/Ladies
  • Adaptive

Ski & Snowboard Big Air

  • Open Class only – Men/Ladies

Athletes competing in both Slopestyle and Big Air events must register for each event individually and cannot switch divisions. (i.e. – If you register for Open Class Big Air and you also compete in Slopestyle, you must do so in Open Class.)

Deadline for entries is Wednesda, February 1, 5:00 pm


All events will be conducted following USASA competition rules. Click on the image to download the schedule.

Registration Fees

Register for your sport online at The cost is $50 for each age class competition and $75 for each Open class entry.

Athlete Check-in

Empire State Winter Games athlete check-in will take place in Lake Placid at a place and at the times designated by the organizing committee and announced on the ESWG website. This is where you will receive your ESWG athlete gift and goodie bag. You are not required to check-in here before you head to the mountain but it is recommended to get choice of your size for the athlete gift.

Training and Competition day check-in for Big Air and Slopestyle is at the Titus Mountain main lodge in Malone, NY. Discounted lift tickets for training day will be available for those who do not hold a pass. Competition day lift tickets are included with registration.

For more information, contact