It's never too early to become familiar with competing in the Olympics. A year before the Opening Ceremony, freestyle skiers and freeskiers hoping to qualify for the 2014 Olympics traveled to Rosa Khutor, near Sochi, for the FIS Snowboard and Freestyle Skiing World Cup Test Event. Here they had the opportunity to test out the courses for most of the freestyle skiing disciplines at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. The new slopestyle discipline had its test event canceled due to weather.
Moguls skier Patrick Deneen made his Olympic debut in 2010, finishing 19th. He finished in second place at the test event.
Canadian prodigy Mikael Kingsbury, who'll be making his Olympic debut in Sochi, won the men's moguls race at the test event in Rosa Khutor. He ended the 2013 World Cup season ranked number one overall.
(Left to right)) Canada's Philippe Marquis (third place) and Mikael Kingsbury (first place), and Patrick Deneen (second place) celebrate on the podium after the men's moguls race in Rosa Khutor.
Eliza Outtrim, who's looking to make her Olympic debut in Sochi, came in second place in the women's moguls test event, losing to fellow American, and 2010 gold medalist, Hannah Kearney.
Though a threat to reach the podium if she qualifies for Sochi, Heather McPhie just missed it at the test event, coming in fourth place in women's moguls. Teammates Hannah Kearney and Eliza Outtrim came in first and second, respectively.