Italy's Maurizio Bormolini will be looking to shine on home snow at the FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup in Piancavallo ©Getty Images

Italian ski resort Piancavallo will play host to individual and mixed team parallel slalom events, at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Snowboard World Cup this weekend.

Individual men's and women's competitions are due to take place tomorrow, before attention turns to mixed team action on Sunday (January 26).

Home favourite Maurizio Bormolini comes into the event at the top of the FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup standings for men's parallel slalom.

The 25-year-old sits on 1,400 points having finished third in Bannoye in Russia last month, and second in Austrian town Bad Gastein last week.

Fellow Italian Daniele Bagozza and Austria's Andreas Prommegger, the respective winners in Bad Gastein and Bannoye, are tied for second place on 1,260 points.

Leading the FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup standings for women's parallel slalom is Switzerland's Julie Zogg.

The 27-year-old has 1,600 points to her name after winning in Bannoye and ranking third in Bad Gastein.

Germany's Ramona Theresia Hofmeister, the winner in Bad Gastein and leader of the overall parallel World Cup standings, is second with 1,360 points.

Switzerland's Ladina Jenny, the bronze medallist in Bannoye, is third with 1,050 points.

The mixed team event will be the second of the season, following that in Bad Gastein, where Hofmeister and Stefan Baumeister tasted victory.