Big air is a sports discipline where the competitor, skis down a hill or ramp and performs tricks after launching off very large jumps. In most versions, there is but one large jump, and therefore only one opportunity to perform a trick. It is an extreme version of slopestyle.
Competitors perform complex tricks in the air, aiming to attain sizable height and distance as well, all while securing a clean landing.
In the 2022 Winter Olympic Games the ski big air event will be held for the first time in Olympic history.