The final World Cup Slopestyle of the 2022 season is going down this weekend in sunny Silvaplana, Switzerland.
The 2022 Freeski World Cup Corvatsch kicked off on Thursday, March 24 with qualifications. A total of 56 men and 21 women dropped in to the finely sculpted Silvaplana slopestyle course to battle it out for one of the precious finals spots, not to mention a total of CHF 100,000 prize money and a shot at the overall slopestyle title for the season.
With multiple quarterpipe and banked hits, the slopestyle course at Silvaplana is one of the season's more interesting venues. Lukas Müllauer explores the options. Photo: Stadler
In the men’s field, Birk Ruud won the first heat handily with a score of 95.5 He was trailed by Austria’s Lukas Müllauer and Norwegian darkhorse Sebastian Schjerve. In Heat 2, Andri Ragettli led the pack with a 92, followed by Christian Nummedal and recent Olympic slopestyle champ Alex Hall.
Hometown hero Andri Ragettli locks in one of the top qualifying spots. Photo: Stadler
Following the men, Kelly Sildaru took the top spot in the women’s qualifier. Behind her, Lara Wolf slipped into second place—a strong qualifying performance for the young Austrian—while Johanne Killi grabbed third.
Top qualifier Kelly Sildaru shows off her honed rail game. Photo: Stadler
Freeski finals go down today, Saturday March 26, starting at 11:50am local time. Watch the finals livestream via the link below.