Snowboard became a Winter Olympic Sport in 1998. Besides Olympic version there are other styles, for example freeriding (performed on un-groomed terrain) or jibbing (performing tricks and sliding).
Snowboard is considered among the youngest disciplines included into the Universiade program. During the 1995 XVII Winter Universiade in Spain it was included into the competitive program for the first time. First competition united 29 contestants from 10 countries. Since then, snowboard became one of the main disciplines with a growing number of contestants. Snowboard competitions were included into the winter Universiade program 8 times since 1995. Competitions include several disciplines: parallel giant slalom, parallel slalom, slope style, and big air. Some of these disciplines are included into the official list of Olympic disciplines.
- Men: Snowboard Cross (SBX), Parallel Giant Slalom (PGS), Parallel Slalom (PSL), Big Air (BA), Slope Style (SBS)
- Women: Snowboard Cross (SBX), Parallel Giant Slalom (PGS), Parallel Slalom (PSL), Big Air (BA), Slope Style (SBS)
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