The Marriage of Freeskiing and Freestyle is documented here in the official minutes from the Meeting On New Forms Of Skiing Competitions from September 1999 in Oberhofen Switzerland. This is the real deal.

Skiing Slopestyle and Halfpipe make their Olympic debut in Sochi this week with much fanfare.  In this document you will see the beginning of the process of a fledgling sport following the guidance of established governing bodies in international sport towards a shiny outcome. 

FIS and the IFSA sat down and carved out their stake in the sport while deciding the initial tone of the format. Sure, the article is a tad lengthy, however this is an informative read for the true diehard fan of skiing.  Please remember that the importance of the contract with any marriage  is that it is always for better or for worse - ‘til death do we part…

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