Junior Freeride

Junior Freeride
19 - 23 Feb
Junior Freeride

Junior Freeride athletes will descend on Taos Ski Valley February 19 — 23, 2020 for an International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association (IFSA) sanctioned Regional and National Junior Freeride Competition presented by Taos Ski Valley and Rocky Mountain Freeride Series.

Freeriders are scored based on line choice, fluidity, technique, control, and style as they navigate through natural terrain featuring trees, steeps, cliffs, chutes, drops and gullies where they are rewarded for using the terrain creatively. Showcasing their skills in Taos's famed terrain, this next generation of rippers are redefining the sport of Freeride.

Venue: Meatball.  West Basin will be open to the St. Bernard gate and closed beyond that. Lower Stauffenberg will be closed to the public at the start of the race course.

Schedule:

Tuesday, February 18:

  • 4.30pm - 6.00pm: Regional 1 Registration in Looking Glass inside TFK
  • 5.30pm: Mandatory Coaches Meeting 

Wednesday, February 19: Regionals 1 (One Day Competition)

  • 7.00am: Regional Registration in Looking Glass inside TFK
  • 7.45am: Mandatory Coaches Meeting in Looking Glass
  • 8.00am: Mandatory Athlete / Coaches Meeting in TFK
  • 8.15am: Athlete & Coach Lift Load
  • 8.30am: 1 Inspection Run (athletes must be with a coach)
  • All Regional Competitors
  • 4.00pm: Awards in TFK
  • 5.00pm - 6.00pm: Regional 2 Registration Open
  • 5.30pm: Mandatory Coaches Meeting

Thursday, February 20: Regionals 2 (One Day Competition)

  • 7.00am: Regional Registration in Looking Glass inside TFK
  • 7.45am: Mandatory Coaches Meeting in Looking Glass
  • 8.00am: Mandatory Athlete / Coaches Meeting in TFK
  • 8.15am: Athlete & Coach Lift Load
  • 8.30am: 1 Inspection Run (athletes must be with a coach)
  • All Regional Competitors
  • 4.00pm: Awards in TFK
  • 5.00pm - 6.00pm: National Registration Open
  • 5.30pm: Mandatory Coaches Meeting

Friday, February 21: National Day 1 Qualifier

  • 7.15am: Athlete Room Open
  • 8.00am: Mandatory Athlete / Coaches Meeting in TFK
  • 8.15am: Athlete & Coach Lift Load 
  • 8.30am: 1 Inspection Run (athletes must be with a coach)
  • Day 1 Competition
    • 12 -14 Female Snowboarders
    • 12 - 14 Male Snowboarders
    • 12 - 14 Female Skiers
    • 12 - 14 Male Skiers
  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm: Registration for 15 - 18 National Competitors
  • 4.00pm: Athlete Meeting / Results
  • 4:30pm: Mandatory Coaches Meeting

Saturday, February 22: National Day 2 Qualifier

  • 7.15am: Athlete Room Open
  • 8.00am: Mandatory Athlete / Coaches Meeting in TFK
  • 8.15am: Athlete & Coach Lift Load
  • 8.30am: 1 Inspection Run (athletes must be with a coach)
  • Day 2 Competition
    • 15 - 18 Female Skiers
    • 15 - 18 Male Skiers
  • 4.00pm: Athlete Meeting / Results
  • 4:30pm: Mandatory Coaches Meeting

Sunday, February 23: National Finals Day

  • 7.15am: Athlete Room Open
  • 8.00am: Mandatory Athlete / Coaches Meeting in TFK
  • 8.15am: Athlete & Coach Lift Load
  • 8.30am: 1 Inspection Run (athletes must be with a coach)
  • Final Competition
    • 12 -14 Female Snowboarders
    • 12 - 14 Male Snowboarders
    • 12 - 14 Female Skiers
    • 12 - 14 Male Skiers
    • 15 - 18 Female Skiers
    • 15 - 18 Male Skiers
  • 4:30pm: Awards

*Schedule subject to change

*Daily mandatory morning athlete and coaches meetings before lift load

*Early lift loads are for athletes and coaches competing on that specific day

*All Schedule changes will be announced at athlete meetings

Registration:

  • National Competition 
    • CLICK HERE for National Details and Registration
      • Pre Qual Reg Opens Dec 1 @ 5pm MST / Closes Dec 4 @11:59pm MST
      • Team Quota Reg Open Dec 6 @ 5pm MST / Closes Dec 8 @ 11:59pm MST
      • Open Event Reg Open Dec 11 @6pm MST 
  • Regional Competition
    • CLICK HERE for Regional Details and Registration
      • Registration opens on Dec 16 @7pm MST

Lodging:

Discounted lodging is available for competing athlete families. Please CLICK HERE for lodging details. 

Information:

For more information please visit freeskiers.org or email kaela.gillum@skitaos.com

Volunteers: If you would like to sign up to volunteer please email kaela.gillum@skitaos.com

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