The OWIA team of Britt Cox, Matt Graham and Brodie Summers have been training in Ruka since November 22nd.
Head coach Steve Desovich has been pleased with the lead up and is looking forward to the season opener.
“Our training has been going well on a very challenging course, as we have engaged in both skill building and course specific preparations,” Desovich said.
The opening event will be a dual mogul competition, with a single round of qualification, followed by the top 32 in a head-to-head dual format, where speed is of prime importance.
“A dual mogul competition is extremely volatile and less predictable than the Olympic format of single moguls,” said Desovich.
The competition will be strong across the board from all nations, in particular from Canada, US, Japan and Russia.”
The opening event will also signify the return to competition of Brodie Summers, who missed the entire 2014/15 World Cup season due to injury.