Laurie Blouin of Canada, who is one of the overall leader among women, will not be taking part in Špindlerův Mlýn ©Getty Images

The penultimate leg of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Slopestyle World Cup will see the event heading to Špindlerův Mlýn in Czech Republic.

Among women, Laurie Blouin of Canada and Japan’s Kokomo Murase are tied at the top of the standings with 160 points.

Melissa Pepperkamp of the Netherlands is third with 126.

However, Blouin will not be among the participants in Špindlerův Mlýn.

This means that Murase, who finished on the podium in the previous two World Cups, can close in on the Crystal Globe before the final event in Silvaplana next weekend.

Meanwhile, Pepperkamp will be hoping to become the first Dutch Crystal Globe winner since Cheryl Maas in 2015.

Germany’s Leon Vockensperger, with 182 points, is the overall leader among men.

However, Vockensperger and the top-6 ranked players in the overall standings will not be in action in Czech Republic due to post-Olympic injuries and other obligations.

This means that seventh-ranked Tiarn Collins of New Zealand with 100 slopestyle points, can realistically challenge for the Crystal Globe if he manages to finish on the podium.

Valentino Guseli of Australia, who finished second in Bakuriani for his first World Cup podium, will also look to continue his form.

The men’s and women’s qualification will begin tomorrow with the finals scheduled for Saturday (March 19).