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The Mount Olympus Freeride Open 2* is Back

Look who’s back, The Mount Olympus Freeride Open 2* is a go for 2017and is happening for the second time at Mt. Olympus club field from September 12 to 15, 2017!

It will run directly after the 2* and 4* North Face Frontier at the Remarkables, Queenstown making it the 3rd stop on the New Zealand Freeride Series crowning the New Zealand Freeride Champions so sign up quickly!

Dates: September 12 – 15 (1 day of competition, 4 day weather window)

Format: 1 day, 1 run competition

Registration will already open on July 27 at noon CET and will close on August 17 at midnight CET. Registration will  only re-open after that if the event is not full.

Mt Olympus Freeride Open comp will be held in the heart of the Southern Alps in what has been dubbed “The Playground of the Gods”. Mt Olympus is a unique club field complete with exceptional freeride terrain, an old school lift system and chilled atmosphere. It’s the perfect setting for a FWQ event and an opportunity for us kiwis to show off the best of our mountains to international athletes.

Mt Olympus is a unique resort, it is a blast back in time to simple days in the mountains. A narrow bulldozer cleared road will lead you to a container holding harnesses which you must wear to be able to ride the lift systems. A simple demonstration from a local of how to use the “nutcracker” and two ropes later you will arrive at the base lodge where you must purchase a lift ticket

We look forward to a rad New Zealand winter season - Stay tuned to the FWQ Facebook Page for the latest news!