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2012/13 Comp Preview: Predictions, profiles and more—get in the know

The competitive freeskiing world changes fast. Every year, new events appear, old ones fade away, rookies become stars and stars retire. It’s nearly impossible to keep up with the pace. That’s where we come in.

Below are links to a handful of stories that will help you make sense of it all. We predict next year’s big winners, we map out the season’s major contests, top pros break down the tricks that may get them to the next level, we show you highlights from last season’s Fantasy Freeride League, we explain how to get involved as a competitor, and lastly, we try—perhaps with futility—to make sense of the Olympic qualification insanity.

Read up and get in the know.

The 2012/13 Competition Preview

1. A list of this year’s biggest events, when they take place and where they’ll go down

2. Runnin’ the numbers on Fantasy Freeride League 2011/12

3. Qualifying… Olympic-Style

4. How To: What you should know about competing at open freeski events

5. Breaking Out The Big Guns: Justin Dorey and Russ Henshaw talk groundbreaking tricks

6. Unified World Tour: What you should know about the new six-stop Freeride World Tour

7. The Next Generation: This year’s crop of soon-to-be big name competition talent

Who will take home some of the coveted AFP titles this coming season? We’ve made our predictions for the slopestyle and superpipe winners and caught up with each of them to see how their seasons are shaping up:

1. Tom Wallisch will win the 2013 AFP slopestyle title

2. Kaya Turski will win the 2013 AFP women’s slopestyle title

3. David Wise will win the 2013 AFP superpipe title

4. Jen Hudak will win the 2013 AFP women’s superpipe title

*This article appeared in the V15 December issue of FREESKIER Subscribe to the magazine, or get it on the iTunes Newsstand.

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