With 100 days remaining before the 2018 Winter Olympics kicks off in PyeonChang, the FIS has revealed the slopestyle course design to the public for the first time – and it's definitely got a few surprises.
The general format of 'rails at the top, jumps at the bottom' remains in place, but the individual sections have caught plenty by surprise. The skate-style bowl section looks particularly interesting, along with plenty creative tranny, closeout, and transfer options.
This design comes following Sochi 2014, when plenty of complaints were made about a lack of creativity in the opening sections and a bias towards jumps over more technical rail and transfer tricks. It draws heavily from the course at the Phoenix Park Olympic test event 18 months ago, which was heralded for its inventiveness by riders.
What are your thoughts on the course design? Peep the photos below and let us know!
Images courtesy of the FIS