Competitive freestyle snowboarding is a judged sport. Freestyle snowboard judges are required to provide a very specific set of skills and abilities in order to effectively run freestyle snowboard events, and accurately produce competition results. Judges are responsible for evaluating the performance of each competitor using a set of criteria, comparing each rider’s performance against the field of competition and produce a final ranking sorted from best to worst.
The most common types of freestyle snowboard events are Slopestyle, Rail Jams / Sessions, Halfpipe and Big Air.
For more information please see the Canada Snowboard Judges program.