If pipe and/or slopestyle make it to the Olympics then I think that it may actually hinder the sport. At the moment freestyle skiing is in its "rebel" stages. People don't just do it for fun. They do it because they feel cool doing it and it is outside of the standard realm of sports. Theres a rebelious feeling amongst freestyle skiers. We ride around the mountain with XL outerwear, skiing backwards, and basically ignoring things that get in our way. meanwhile all the people who can't freestyle ski are like WTF-mate. In essence, people see it as being a rebel to be a true Freestyle skiing gangster. If freestyle skiing were to expand into the olympics I think a lot of the identity of the sport will diminish. I'm not saying it would all be bad, but I think sponsored events like X-Games and Dew Tour do a lot more for the sport and do a better job keeping it 'underground', which is a big part of it all. Just think: at the moment people are like "WTF is that guy doing" when they see a good freestyle skierin the park (especially Ontario anyways) and think its awesome and rediculous at the same time. But, if it were in the olympics people would just say "meh, w/e man saw that shit on TV the other week". Slowly the sport would decline and no one would give a rats ass about it anymore and lose interest. (In the extreme scenario).
I'm just saying I think the Olympic debate is a little too pronounced and people should realize that it may not actually be a big deal. But, yes watching slopestyle/pipe in the olympics would be pretty sweet.