Boardercross is a snowboard competition in which a four to six snowboarders race down a course. Boardercross courses are typically quite narrow and include cambered turns, various types of jumps, berms, rollers, drops, steep and flat sections designed to challenge the riders' ability to stay in control while maintaining maximum speed. It is not uncommon for racers to collide with each other mid-race.
Boardercross began as a television stunt for a Greg Stump production in 1991. It was part of the Winter X Games from 1997-2012 where it was referred to as Boarder X. Following the event's cancellation for 2013, it returned in 2014. Boardercross became a Winter Olympic sport in 2006.
The name derives from the motorcycle sport of motocross. In Olympic and International Ski Federation (FIS) sanctioned competition, the sport is referred to as Snowboard Cross or SBX by the official organisers. The term boardercross is also used in the context of mountainboarding.
Early releases in the EA Sports SSX (Snowboard Supercross) series of video games were loosely based on boardercross. Sonic Riders, a Sonic the Hedgehog series racing game in which SEGA characters race on hoverboards, is partly inspired by boardercross.
- Snowboarding at the 2006 Winter Olympics
- Snowboarding at the 2010 Winter Olympics
- Snowboarding at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's snowboard cross
- Snowboarding at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Women's snowboard cross