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NZ event calendar released!

For all your frothing freeriders, the competition calendar for this NZ winter is bigger and better than ever!  This year, a full series of Freeride World Qualifiers and Freeride Junior Tour events will be available to athletes in September. This presents a fantastic opportunity to begin collecting points for the 2019 season!

 

FREERIDE WORLD QUALIFIER

 

The North Face Frontier FWQ 2* and FWQ 4* - The Remarkables, Queenstown: 2nd – 7th September

Mt Olympus Freeride Open FWQ 2* - Mt Olympus, Craigieburn Range, Canterbury: 11th – 14th September

Turoa FWQ 2* - Turoa, Mt Ruapehu, North Island: 26th – 29th September

Registration dates for all 4 NZ FWQ events:

  • Registration opens: July 19, 2018 at noon CET
  • Registration closes: August 2, 2018 at midnight CET

Please note that registration will only re-open if the event is not full.

 

FREERIDE JUNIOR TOUR

 

The New Zealand Junior Freeride Tour returns with 3 sanctioned junior events including an under 14 Junior category. The tour has been set up to provide our junior athletes with the opportunity to compete in professional freeride competitions in New Zealand focusing on fun, participation and safety!

NZJFT Stop #1 - The Remarkables, Southern Alps, Queenstown: 8th – 9th September (one day of competition, two weather days)

NZJFT Stop #2 - Mt Olympus, Craigieburn Range, Canterbury: 15th – 16th September (one day of competition, two weather days)

NZJFT Stop #3 - Mt Ruapehu, Central Plateau, North Island: 22nd – 23rd September (one day of competition, two weather days)

NEW AGE CATEGORY IN SKI MEN:

As of this season we’ll introduce a new age category in the ski men division due to the increasing numbers in this category (on top of the 10-14 age division): 14-16 and 16-18:

  • 16-18 division (ski men only): Born before june 1st 2002 and Born after may 31 2000
  • 14-16 division (ski men only): Born before june 1st 2004 and Born after may 31 2002

See here for all details: FAQ

Registration dates for all 3 NZ FJT events:

  • Registration opens: July 26, 2018 at noon CET
  • Registration closes: August 8, 2018 at midnight CET

Please note that registration will only re-open if the event is not full.

Stay tuned to the latest event information and the upcoming Southern Hemisphere competitions on FWQ and FJT social media channels!