Check out all of the pre-practice action from the first major contest this side of summer: the World Snowboard Tour 4-star event 'The Mile High 2014' in Perisher, Australia.

With some of the best snowboarders in the world in attendance, including Ståle Sandbech, Torstein Horgmo, Max Parrot, Seb Toots, Gjermund Braaten and many more, it's safe to say that The Mile High is going to go off.

Even before practice officially kicked off, riders have been going huge on the course. Take a look at this highlight reel from Boardworld and you'll see what we mean.

The course is looking perfect, the sun is shining and the stage is set for some heavy action in Perisher. Will Gjermund Braaten be able to defend his title from last year? As Chas Guldemond says here, their is definitely some stiff competition this year.

Look out for Seb Toots' crazy backside 900 off the heels as well as some big tricks from the likes of Sandbech and Parrot and stay tuned for full event coverage here at Onboardmag.com.