After the Japanese Snowboard Team had stayed for a few weeks on the Pitztal glacier, the place where the most international teams trained end of November and beginning of December, the squad headed to the North for some additional winter preparation time.
Career's first for Chines rider while the Finnish rippers takes his eleventh in icy conditions
First riders have secured their spots for the finals, some will get a second chance
After today's last official training in the superpipe of the Ruka & Pyhä Ski Resort, Local Organisers, Officials, riders and team staff are pumped to kick off things in Finland.
About 75 riders from 20 nations to start at season's second halfpipe contest
The most teams have arrived now and have been training already in the superpipe at the Ruka ski resort.