All photos: / J Bernard (except where mentioned)

The final countdown has begun for the last stop of this year's Freeride World Tour. And incase you haven't gathered yet, it's set to be a big one.

Haines, Alaska plays host to ten snowboarders this year, with six men and four women qualifying to compete, as well as earning their place in advance for 2018's tour.

They'll be heli dropped in to the top of 'The Venue', a classic Alaskan face, between March 18th and 25th, where this year's final standings will be settled. As per usual we're looking forward to seeing some pure steep and deep snowboarding on some of the best spine lines on the planet.

Catch a few preview shots in advance of the live stream, set to drop next week.