Taos Ski Valley is proud to host the 2017 Taos Freeride Championships, New Mexico's most prestigious skiing event. This big-mountain competition will be held on Taos' famed steep terrain, with venues including the ragged chutes and cliffs of the West Basin and the incomparable Kachina Peak.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017:
Mandatory 2 Star / 4 Star / Masters Athlete Check-In
Thursday, March 2, 2017:
2 Star Competition
2 Star Awards
Friday, March 3, 2017:
4 Star & Master Day 1 Competition
Saturday, March 4, 2017:
4 Star & Master Day 2 Competition
4 Star & Master Awards & Party
Sunday, March 5, 2017:
Weather day if needed
Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
Showcasing Taos' legendary terrain.
153 miles north of Albuquerque.
Men and Women Competitive Freeride Skiers and Snowboarders
4 Star registration limited to approximately 130 competitors
Divisions include: 2* Men & Women, 4* Men & Women, Masters Men & Women
There will be no Junior athletes as part of the 4* FWQ event. The Junior Freeride Competitions will be held on February 10 - 13, 2017.
JUNIOR EVENT INFORMATION
For complete Junior event information, please visit: www.freeskiers.org
2 Star Registration
Two Star registration will open at 5.00pm MST on January 19th, 2017 on: https://fwt.memberpro.net/main/body.cfm?menu=regions&submenu=directoryCompetitionEREG&page_id=3599
All 2 Star need a FWQ/IFSA membership to register. CLICK HERE to get a FWQ/IFSA membership
4 Star Registration
Four Star registration will open at 5.00pm MST on January 20th, 2017 on: https://fwt.memberpro.net/main/body.cfm?menu=regions&submenu=directoryCompetitionEREG&page_id=3599
All 4 Star need a FWQ/IFSA membership to register. CLICK HERE to get a FWQ/IFSA membership
- Masters registration is open! CLICK HERE to register. Space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis.
- You will not need a FWQ/IFSA membership to compete.
2* & 4* ATHLETES MUST HAVE A FWQ/IFSA MEMBERSHIP
Confused about how registration and athlete seeding works?
Learn more at freerideworldtour.com/registration
Representing some of the best double-diamond terrain in the country, the venues for this event showcase Taos' toughest terrain. Kachina Peak and the West Basin Ridge are littered with tight lines, cliffs and rocks. Venues will be determined by the ski patrol, chief of race and event staff and are subject to change depending upon snow and weather conditions. Download a Taos Ski Valley trail map.
Visual Inspection Only for Kachina Peak Venue: We are instituting a visual inspection only for the final day on Kachina. This venue will be closed to the public and to athletes prior to the event. Failure to abide by this or any other closure at Taos will result in a disqualification.
Venues are determined by judges and event organizers based on snow condition.
Judging criteria is sanctioned by the Freeride World Tour, and is used at all FWT events as well as FWT qualifying events. We expect some changes due to the global harmonization in judging standards/criteria. The final standards have not been announced yet. We will post complete information on the new judging standards here as soon as we receive this information.
Kaela Gillum, Events Manager
Phone: 575.776.2291 x2434