Snowboard Slopestyle

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Snowboard Slopestyle
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Appears in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Type Snowboard
Info This event tests overall snowboarding ability in manoeuvres such as tricks and grinds. Get the highest total score to win.

Snowboard Slopestyle is a Snowboard Event that appears in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The objective of the event is to earn the most points by performing various tricks on the course, with the event taking place in the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Toads appear as referees in this event.


In this event, the player starts by swinging the GamePad down when "Go!" appears onscreen, and can perform a starting dash if they swing it down with perfect timing, but will perform a delayed start if they swing it down to early. The player can also charge up energy before starting by pressing and holding ZL Button or ZR Button, and will gain a speed boost if charged with the right timing. Once the player has started, the player can turn their character by tilting the GamePad left and right, and can crouch by tilting it forward to gain speed. Along the course, the player will encounter grind rails and boxes, which they must steer toward to be able to perform tricks from. Each trick obstacle has a star indication of the difficulty of the trick before the player gets on it, however more difficult tricks give the player the opportunity to score more points. To grind on the grind rails, the player must balance their character by tilting the GamePad left and right. More difficult grind rails are longer and have more bumps in them than the easier ones. The player will receive a better score on grind rails for keeping a steady balance for longer, however grind rails can be fallen off of and will not award the player any points if this happens. To perform tricks on the boxes, the player must swing the GamePad upwards when they pass over the arrow marks to perform tricks. More difficult boxes have more tricks, and the player can also perform an extra trick jumping off the box if they successfully perform all of the others. The player can earn more points by performing the tricks with better timing. The course also features ramps, which the player can jump from by swinging the GamePad up at the end of the ramp, with swings closer to the end giving the player more air time. Once in the air, the player can perform tricks by sliding the ball on the GamePad's touchscreen in the indicated direction, with more spins earning them more points. As the player comes in to land from the jump, they must touch and hold the touch screen to successfully land, otherwise they will receive a one point penalty. Successfully landing also gives the player a speed boost. At the end of the event, the player receives a score and rank from C to A+ for their tricks and speed, as well as an overall score. The total score is used to determine the player's placing in the event, with the character with the highest score winning.



  • Getting Ready
    Let's begin with how to hold the Wii U GamePad for Snowboard Slopestyle.
  • In this event, hold the Wii U GamePad to play.


  1. Start
    Let's go over how to start.
    To start, swing the Wii U GamePad when the "Go!" signal is given.
    Swing at the same time as the "Go!" signal for a starting dash.
    Try practicing the start now.
  2. Snowboarding
    Let's talk about how to turn and crouch as you snowboard.
    Turn left or right while snowboarding by tilting the Wii U GamePad left or right.
    As you snowboard, tilt the Wii U GamePad forward to crouch and speed up.
    Tilt the Wii U GamePad left or right while crouching to turn at high speed.
    Try snowboarding now.
  3. Grinding
    Let's talk about grinding.
    You can get on the rails on he course ot grind. Tilt the Wii U GamePad left or right to maintain your balance while grinding.
    Try grinding now.
  4. Box Tricks
    Let's talk about box tricks.
    You can mount the rectangular boxes on the course to perform box tricks.
    To do a box trick, mount the box and lightly swing the Wii U GamePad at the arrow mark.
    Try performing a box trick now.
  5. Jumping
    Next let's talk about jumping.
    To jump, swing the Wii U GamePad up at the end of the jump ramp.
    Speed up and jump at the very end of a ramp to perform a large jump!
    Try performing a jump now.
  6. Air tricks
    Let's talk about air tricks.
    You can perform cool tricks in mid-air after jumping off ramps.
    To do an air trick, swipe the ball displayed on the Wii U GamePad touch screen in the direction of the arrow as if you're spinning the ball.
    The more you spin the balll, the more points you'll earn. But if the ball is still spinning when you land, you'll fail the landing.
    To stop the trick's spin, touch and hold the Wii U GamePad touch screen. Touch and hold it right before the landing.
    Try performing some air tricks now.

Control Hints[edit]

  • Before the start, press and hold ZL Button or ZR Button to charge up energy for a starting dash. Try to find the best timing to start charging.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スロープスタイル
Surōpu Sutairu