12 October 2023

Join our free workshop and become a Freeride Judge

Are you passionate about Freeride, confident in your mountain skills, and eager to contribute to the exciting world of competitive freeriding?

If so, we have an incredible opportunity for you!

As we gear up for the 2024 season, we are excited to announce our Judges Workshop - a fantastic chance for you to get involved, learn from the best, and become a certified judge on the FWT Qualifier and Junior events.

Laurent Besse - FWT Head Judge and Commissioner

Join one of our two Free workshops

We have planned 2 online workshops (one in French and one in English), where we'll introduce you to the world of judging and the criteria we use. After the workshop you will receive an online test to finalise your certification. 

Depending on your test result, you might be invited at the Verbier Freeride Week (05/01/2024 - 14/01/2024) to judge 4 FWT junior and Qualifier events with our experienced judges and earn your first judges fee.

Don't miss out this fantastic chance to become a part of the Freeride World Tour judging team!

  • French Workshop: Saturday, November 18th, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (duration to be confirmed).
  • English Workshop: Saturday, November 25th, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (duration to be confirmed).

Registration will open on the 13th of October. Use the link below to save your spot:

Any person over 18yo, with strong skiing or snowboarding skills (meaning that you are confident in any mountain terrain) and with a strong motivation to be actively involved during the winter season.

Why Become a Judge?

When it comes to freeriding, we all know that there are different terrains and different ways to express oneself within a terrain.

The goal of this judging system is to allow any style of riding to win on any given day. Whether a rider’s strength is steep terrain, big airs, technical tricks or speed, each style should be able to win if on that day, the rider simply showed the most impressive run utilizing his own strengths. Riders shouldn’t have to adapt their riding to a system; the system should be adapted to freeriding. So how can we create a judging system that is both fair and not restrictive? Freeriding encounters the same dilemma as other disciplines such as surfing, skateboarding or freestyle skiing/snowboarding. These respective sports have all gone through their own distinct experiences and it is interesting to see that they all ended up with similar judging systems: systems with overall impression scores, given mostly by former riders respected by the new active generation.

  • Contribute to the Sport
    As a judge, you play a crucial role in upholding the integrity and fairness of freeride competitions.
  • Expand Your Network
    Connect with fellow winter sports enthusiasts, athletes, and professionals from around the world.
  • Gain additional income
    Being a certified judge will allow you to be booked by Freeride World Tour event organisers and be payed as such.
  • Exciting Perks
    Invitation at the Verbier Freeride Week, an incredible opportunity for your first paid judging experience.

Don’t miss this chance to be a part of something big! Apply today and be a part of the freeriding community.

How Freeriding is Judged on the Freeride World Tour

Watch Laurent Besse, FWT Head Judge and Commissioner, as he analyses a Freeride World Tour run and explains the judging process.

We look forward to welcome you at our Judges Workshop.

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