FORMATS

RIDER SELECTION

This year the semi finals will be made up of 32 men and 16 women. As an Elite level event on the World Snowboard Tour, the top 20 men and 9 women from the World Snowboard Points List will receive invites. The rest of the field will be made up of WST seasonal wildcard selections, 2 men & 1 woman qualified from the Grand Prix in Park City, UT, and an additional 7 men and 3 women wildcard spots allocated with WSPL rank, recent results, previous injuries, and geographic representation all taken into consideration.

COMPETITION FORMATS

=== Slopestyle Format ===

Women's Semi Finals
• One heat of 16 women (Top 9 women from the WSPL, 3 WST Seasonal Wildcards, 1 woman qualified from the USSA Grand Prix in Park City, UT, and 3 additional event wildcards)
• Each rider will take 2 runs - Best Run Counts
• Start list order - random seed
• Top 6 women advance to Finals
• Judging criteria is SLS using one panel of eight judges
• Judges will be video judging from one location
• All runs are scored on a scale of 1 to 100

Men's Semi Finals
• One heat of 32 men (Top 20 men from the WSPL, 3 WST Seasonal Wildcards, 2 men qualified from the USSA Grand Prix in Park City, UT, and 7 additional event wildcards)
• Each rider will take 2 runs - Best Run Counts
• Start list order - random seed
• Top 10 men advance to Finals
• Judging criteria is SLS using one panel of eight judges
• Judges will be video judging from one location
• All runs are scored on a scale of 1 to 100
(*note: If there are not a total of 32 men or 16 women riders in the Semi Finals field, it shall be up to the discretion of the event organizer to decide if or how spots are filled.)

Women's Finals
• One heat of 6 women
• Start list order
Run #1 - best rider (based on semi's results) goes last
Run #2 - same order as run #1
Run #3 - best rider (based on first two runs) goes last
• Each rider will take 3 runs - Best Run Counts
• Judging criteria is SLS using one panel of eight judges
• Judges will be video judging from one location
• All runs are scored on a scale of 1 to 100

Men's Finals
• One heat of 10 men
• Start list order
Run #1 - best rider (based on semi's results) goes last
Run #2 - same order as run #1
Run #3 - best rider (based on first two runs) goes last
• Each rider will take 3 runs - Best Run Counts
• Judging criteria is SLS using one panel of eight judges
• Judges will be video judging from one location
• All runs are scored on a scale of 1 to 100

=== Halfpipe Format ===

Women's Semi Finals
• One heat of 16 women (Top 9 women from the WSPL, 3 WST Seasonal Wildcards, 1 woman qualified from the USSA Grand Prix in Park City, UT, and 3 additional event wildcards)
• Each rider will take 2 runs - Best Run Counts
• Start list order - random seed
• Top 6 women advance to Finals
• Judging criteria is SLS using one panel of eight judges
• Judges will be video judging from one location
• All runs are scored on a scale of 1 to 100

Men's Semi Finals
• One heat of 32 men (Top 20 men from the WSPL, 3 WST Seasonal Wildcards, 2 men qualified from the USSA Grand Prix in Park City, UT, and 7 additional event wildcards)
• Each rider will take 2 runs - Best Run Counts
• Start list order - random seed
• Top 10 men advance to Finals
• Judging criteria is SLS using one panel of eight judges
• Judges will be video judging from one location
• All runs are scored on a scale of 1 to 100
(*note: If there are not a total of 32 men or 16 women riders in the Semi Finals field, it shall be up to the discretion of the event organizer to decide if or how spots are filled.)

Women's Finals
• One heat of 6 women
• Start list order
Run #1 - best rider (based on semi's results) goes last
Run #2 - same order as run #1
Run #3 - best rider (based on first two runs) goes last
• Each rider will take 3 runs - Best Run Counts
• Judging criteria is SLS using one panel of eight judges
• All runs are scored on a scale of 1 to 100

Men's Finals
• One heat of 10 men
• Start list order
Run #1 - best rider (based on semi's results) goes last
Run #2 - same order as run #1
Run #3 - best rider (based on first two runs) goes last
• Each rider will take 3 runs - Best Run Counts
• Judging criteria is SLS using one panel of eight judges
• All runs are scored on a scale of 1 to 100

*Helmets will be required during practice and competition for ALL competitors*