Maxim Burov leads the overall men's Aerials World Cup standings ©Getty Images

Aerials and moguls skiers will have their last opportunity to hone their preparations for the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing at the Freestyle Ski World Cup at Deer Valley in the United States this week.

The event is the last on the World Cup circuit before the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to open on February 4.

The Freestyle Ski World Cup, which includes moguls events, was hit by a series of cancellations last week.

Events were scheduled to held in Chiesa in Italy, Tazawako in Japan and Kuzbass in Russia but all three have now been cancelled.

Chiesa in Valmalenco was set to play host to a moguls race on January 23, but the International Ski Federation said it was unable to go ahead due to "consistent warm temperatures in the region".

This was due to be followed by moguls and dual moguls competitions in Tazawako from February 26 to 27 only for the stage to be called off because of "COVID-19 regulations in place in Japan".

The World Cup leg in moguls and dual moguls scheduled to take place in Kuzbass from March 5 to 6 has also been cancelled.

Aerials events are set to be held at the World Cup tomorrow, before back-to-back moguls competitions on Thursday (January 13) and Friday (January 14).

Russia's Maxim Burov leads the men's aerials standings, while Xu Mengtao of China is in pole position in the race for the women's crown.