Ski Shooting is a Dream Biathlon Dream Event in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. The objective of the event is to score as many points as possible by shooting various targets, with the event taking place at Hunters Athletic. The starting course record for this event is 13600.
In this event, the player plays four rounds, the first three of which are against a different character, and the final one is against the character other than the player with the most points going into the final round. Each round is different, with the first round being a simple range, the second one featuring lots of targets moving on minecarts before going onto a section in the sky with many moving targets, the third one consists of the player moving through the threes to hit stationary targets, and the final one is a boss fight against an Egg Hammer alongside several moving targets. To shoot the targets, the player must touch the Touch Screen where they would like to fire. Different targets are worth different amounts of points, with square ones awarding 10 points, circular ones awarding 30, diamond-shaped ones awarding 50, star-shaped ones awarding 100 and multicolored special targets worth 100 points. The course also features circular penalty targets featuring winged skulls on them, which deduct 100 points from the player's score when hit. The player can score combos by shooting several targets of the same color in order, with the number of points scored for the target multiplied by the total number of targets hit in the combo. Hitting targets of another color, penalty targets or missing altogether ends the combo, however hitting Item Boxes or special targets does not. When the player shoots an Item Box, they will gain an item, which can be used by toughing the item slot. The items that the player can receive are:
If the player finishes a round with an item still stored in their item slot, the item will be gone in the next round. Aside from the regular targets, the course also features some Flappers carrying pairs of targets, which do not give any points when hit, and will drop their targets, meaning that points cannot be scored for these either. The course also features an Egg Hammer as the final boss, which can be defeated by shooting it while its hammer is raised. While hitting it does not score any points, defeating it will cause a large number of 100 point and special targets to appear. The character with the most points overall at the end of the event wins.
Players pair up and face off in 4 stages. Teams change after each stage, and the player with the most points at the end wins! There's a boss on the last stage. When the hammer's up, go for it!