Over 200 men and women from over 25 countries around the world, including three -times TTR World Tour winners Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) and Jamie Anderson (USA), 2012 X-Games winners Mark McMorris and Torstein Horgmo (NOR) as well as Olympic gold medallist Kelly Clark (USA),are l competing for the Slopestyle and Halfpipe World Champion 2012 titles and $500,000 in total prize money.
With this immensely strong gathering of athletes in competitive snowboarding, spectators around the globe can expect a massive dose of action in the halfpipe and on the slopestyle course. More than 100 independent TV stations are broadcasting the WSC worldwide.
The confirmed riders have been anticipating the World Snowboarding Championships for over a year now and can't wait to drop in and ride the world-class Slopestyle course and Halfpipe.
"The WSC is the most prestigious competition in Freestyle snowboarding in 2012, and I am very honoured to be a part of it. We have all been focusing on this the whole season, it's that time to show your stuff," said Belgian Seppe Smits.
Hosting country Norway will warmly welcome many of their favorites in the Oslo Vinter Park Arena, such as Torstein Horgmo, Gjermund Braaten and Stale Sandbech in the men's field, and Kjersti Ostgaard-Buaas, Silje Norendal and Linn Haug in the Women's competition.
"Oslo is ready for the action: The snowpark is in good condition and the final phase of the shaping process has started. The city of Oslo is welcoming everyone to the biggest sports event in 2012," said event director Henning Andersen.