at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
Snowboard GS and halfpipe venues at Park City Mountain Resort in January 2007
|Venue||Park City Mountain Resort|
|Competitors||118 from 19 nations|
| Snowboarding at the|
2002 Winter Olympics
|Parallel giant slalom||men||women|
The 2002 Winter Olympic Games Snowboarding competition consisted of men's and women's Halfpipe and Parallel Giant Slalom events. The snowboarding competition took place at Park City, over a five-day period.
|1||United States (USA)||2||1||2||5|
|Totals (5 nations)||4||4||4||12|
|Halfpipe || Ross Powers |
|46.1|| Danny Kass |
|42.5|| Jarret Thomas |
|Parallel giant slalom || Philipp Schoch |
| Richard Richardsson |
| Chris Klug |
|Halfpipe || Kelly Clark |
|47.9|| Doriane Vidal |
|43.0|| Fabienne Reuteler |
|Parallel giant slalom || Isabelle Blanc |
| Karine Ruby |
| Lidia Trettel |
Nineteen nations competed in the snowboarding events at Salt Lake City.
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