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The halfpipe is a U-shaped course dug into a snow-covered hill. Each finalist makes two runs, with the higher score determining their final standing. The parallel giant slalom, introduced in 2002, is a bracketed tournament competition with snowboarders competing against each other in two-race heats on separate slalom courses.

Medal breakdown (4 events): Five medals—United States (2-1-2); Three—France (1-2-0); Two—Switzerland (1-0-1); One—Sweden (0-1-0) and Italy (0-0-1).

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