It seems like a lot of skiers still do not understand the format. Here is a stripped down explanation.
At each event pro and amateur skiers alike will compete for prize money. Each event is comprised of 2 rounds of prelims and a final. Every competitor will ski 3 times and every competitor has an opportunity to take home prize money. The top 16 skiers at each event will compete in a head-to-head final and the remaining skiers will compete for prize money in a handicap final.