Freestyle skiing consists of the well known disciplines of moguls and aerials but also includes halfpipe, slopestyle, big air, and free-skiing.
Freestyle skiing began on mountain slopes around the world as skiers pushed the limits of skiing. Sun Valley, Idaho was a hotbed of this new sport and hosted the first US Freestyle Championships in 1973. The sport was officially recognized by the International Ski Federation in 1979 and was added as a demonstration sport for the 1988 Olympics with moguls earning full status in 1992 and aerials in 1994. The exciting disciplines of halfpipe and slopestyle were an Olympic sport for the first time in 2014.
Since the sport emerged on the world stage with the Olympics in the 1990s, Canada has been very successful. Moguls competition at the Canada Games began in 1995, with aerials added in 1999, and dual moguls in 2003.