In 2021, freestyle skiing will be held at the Nationals Snow event at Thredbo, and will be contested in both men's and women's competitions.
Four disciplines will be offered in next year's event including slopestyle, skier cross, moguls and rails.
In slopestyle, athletes ski down a course including a variety of obstacles including rails, jumps, and other terrain park features. Points are scored for amplitude, originality and quality of tricks.
Format: 2 run qualification then 6 person finals (TBC)
Despite its being a timed racing event, skier cross is often considered part of freestyle skiing because it incorporates terrain features traditionally found in freestyle. Skier cross courses have both naturally occurring terrain and artificial features including big-air jumps and high-banked turns.
Format: One run qualification then top 16 through to elimination finals.
Mogul skiing is a competition consisting of free skiing on a steep, heavily moguled course, stressing technical turns, aerial manoeuvres and speed.
Format: 2 run qualification then 6 person finals.
Rails come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Athletes perform tricks which are scored based on difficulty, style and execution.
Format: Rail Jam - as many scored runs in the allotted time as possible.