Snowboard Cross (Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games for Nintendo DS)

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Snowboard Cross
Tails and Yoshi in Snowboard Cross in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Appears in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS)
Type Snowboard
Info Compete in a snowboard race down a course with challenging jumps and turns. All four riders will start at the same time from their own starting gate at the top of the course. The athlete that crosses the finish line first is the winner.
Four competitors on snowboards race to the finish line.
Controls Accelerate: Y Button
Turn: +Control Pad ←/→
Jump: B Button and +Control Pad ←/→

Snowboard Cross is a Snowboard Event in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. It is set at Cypress Mountain. The objective of the event is to complete the course in the fastest time. The starting course record for this event is 00:55.684.


In this event, the player starts by pressing Y Button when "Go!" appears onscreen, however the player can press and hold Y Button before this to build up power and perform a faster start. If the player begins charging when "2" appears onscreen and releases Y Button with perfect timing, the character will perform a starting dash, which provides them with a short boost of speed. Once the event has started, the player can steer their character using left and right on +Control Pad, and can press and hold Y Button to accelerate. The player loses speed if they hit a flag or the edge of the course. When turning, the player can hold down R Button to drift, which allows them to turn the corner faster and more smoothly, and if the player releases R Button when the character's trail is orange, the player will gain an additional speed boost after completing the turn. The course also features ramps which can be jumped from, which the player can do by pressing B Button at the edge of the ramp. Doing so with good timing gives the player a speed boost in the air, and jumping from the very edge of the ramp gives a larger speed boost as well as the character performing a trick animation to accompany the speed boost. The player can also gain speed boosts from slipstreaming rivals for extended periods of time. The character that reaches the end of the course first wins the event.


Rule Info[edit]

4 players race to finish in first place. Use drifts and jumps to your advantage!

Basic Controls[edit]

  • Press the Y Button to start!
  • Hold the Y Button to pick up speed!
  • Press right/left on the +Control Pad to turn!
  • Hold down the R Button while turning to drift!
  • Press the B Button to jump!
  • Hi the B Button at the jump platform's edge!

Advanced Tips[edit]

Press and hold the Y Button when
the count hits "2" for a starting dash!
Get behind a rival to enter their slipstream!
Stay in it long enough for a burst of speed!
Let the R Button go when your trail turns orange
to trigger a drift dash! Use it to ace corners!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スノーボードクロス
Sunōbōdo Kurosu
Snowboard Cross