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FWQ Adult Athlete Registration Reminders for 2019-2020

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Competitive FWQ Season! Please read about these important reminders and record these registration dates.



Step 1: Please take the time to educate yourself and learn about the series changes that have been made for FWQ Tour stops in Region 2 for the 2019-2020 IFSA FWQ Tour. 

NEW IFSA 2019-2020 FWQ HANDBOOKCLICK HERE
2019-2020 FWQ TOUR SERIES CHANGESCLICK HERE

*** NOTE: BACK PROTECTORS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL COMPETITION RUNS IN 2020, see Section 2.18. in the FWQ Handbook.



As a general reminder, the following competitive Freeride opportunities currently exist for adult Freeride athletes in Region 2.

FWQ Series

IFSA FWQ competitive Freeride events are open to adult athletes 18 and older. Points earned are applied towards Freeride World Tour qualification and an athlete's Global Seeding List ranking. The amount of points awarded is dictated by the level of event, 2*, 3*, or 4*. Events with a higher star value indicate the potential to earn more points. (Example: Winning a 4* event will gain you far more points than winning a 2* event) For point tables, please CLICK HERE.

Collegiate Series

The CFS (Collegiate Freeride Series) is designed to allow collegiate Freeriders to gain more experience in big mountain competition while allowing Member Schools to build points towards overall collegiate titles. The FWQ License is open to athletes 25 or younger as of December 31st. If an athlete wishes to build points for the CFS National Title, they must be a current student at a Member School and obtain an FWQ Collegiate Tour License. Note that in addition to earning FWQ points, athletes with the FWQ Collegiate Tour license will also accrue points for their university. Any IFSA-sanctioned FWQ event will earn an athlete with a Collegiate Tour license points toward their FWT qualification and points for their Member School.


IFSA FWQ REGISTRATION PROTOCOLS:

AS ALWAYS DO NOT BOOK TRAVEL TO ANY FWQ
FREERIDE EVENT UNTIL YOUR REGISTRATION IS CONFIRMED!

 Being added to the waitlist is NOT confirmation of an invitation. Visit the designated IFSA event page to gather information about when to expect athlete meetings, check-in, and venue inspection. If you ever have a question about the event schedule, reach out to the event host listed on the page. 


2*, 3*, AND 4* EVENT REGISTRATION + INVITE PROCESS

  • Registration for 2*, 3*, and 4* events takes place on Member Pro
  • Registration will always OPEN approx 6 weeks prior to each scheduled event
  • Registration will CLOSE approx 4 weeks prior to the event, invitations will then be issued
  • Registration periods will always be posted on the IFSA Event Pages

The registration period will be open for 2 weeks, during which all registrants are added to a waitlist. You may check your status at any time by logging into your FWQ account on MemberPro. When registration closes, invitations are issued based on an athlete’s Global Seeding List position. The relative rank of athletes on the waitlist will determine the likelihood of an event invitation.


IF YOU ARE A RANKED ATHLETE: Order of registration will not impact likelihood of an invite. As a ranked athlete, you may register at any time during the registration window, between 6 to 4 weeks before the event. Your ranking will dictate your likelihood of an invitation.

IF YOU ARE AN UNRANKED ATHLETE: Order of registration will dictate the order in which invitations are issued. If you hope to get into an event as an unranked athlete, we recommend signing up early during the 2-week registration period. Ranked athletes will be awarded invitations first; any remaining invitations will then be awarded to unranked athletes in the order in which they have registered.

If all waitlisted riders who registered during the 2-week period have been invited and invitations still remain, registration will be reopened. When invitations are extended by email, invited athletes have three days to withdraw their invitation or the credit card on file will be automatically charged for the registration fee and the invitation will be confirmed.

 

For more detailed information and complete explanation, see
Section 1.10. of the IFSA FWQ 2019-2020 Handbook - CLICK HERE

 


IFSA 2019 JUNIOR ATHLETES

If you were a Junior IFSA Athlete in 2019, your membership information and login for the FWQ registration program, Member Pro, has been emailed from the FWT and MemberPro. You already have a profile that will include points from your results as a junior athlete. If you have not received login information before registration opening, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

For more detailed information, see Section 1.3. of the IFSA FWQ Handbook - CLICK HERE


A NOTE ON ALL WAITLISTS

When you add yourself to a waitlist for ANY event, your credit card will be authorized for the registration amount. Depending on your bank's policies, this could place a pending charge on your account. This does not mean you are confirmed or have paid for the event. No funds are transferred until your invitation is confirmed. Note that upon receiving an invitation, athletes have 48 hours to cancel their registration. If you do not initiate a cancellation, you will be confirmed and your card will be charged for the registration fee within 48 hours of receiving an invitation by email.

 

For more detailed information, see Section 1.10. of the IFSA FWQ Handbook - CLICK HERE

 



Email reminders about registration will also be sent to all IFSA FWQ licensed adult athletes.

Registration for 2019-2020 Freeride events in the Northern Hemisphere will kick off with Revelstoke on November 25, 2019. Check IFSA event pages for current event info, schedule updates, and event requirements. The schedule below includes all competitive opportunities for the IFSA/FWQ Series in North America. 

 

NOVEMBER 2019 FWQ REGISTRATION DATES


  • 2020 REVELSTOKE IFSA FWQ 2* : November 25, 2019 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: December 9, 2019 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: January 6, 2020

  • 2020 REVELSTOKE IFSA FWQ 4* : November 29, 2019 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: December 13, 2019 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: January 9, 2020 - Weather Day: January 10, 2020

DECEMBER 2019 FWQ REGISTRATION DATES


  • 2020 KICKING HORSE IFSA FWQ 2* : December 12, 2019 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: December 26, 2019 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: January 23, 2020

  • 2020 KICKING HORSE IFSA FWQ 2* : December 14, 2019 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Closing Date: December 28, 2019 @11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: January 25, 2020 - Weather Day: January 26, 2020

  • 2020 CRESTED BUTTE IFSA FWQ 2* : December 26, 2019 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: January 9, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: Feb 6, 2020

  • 2020 CRESTED BUTTE IFSA FWQ 4* : December 28, 2019 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: January 11, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: February 8, 2020 - Weather Day: February 9, 2020

  • STOWE IFSA FWQ 2* : December 29, 2019 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: January 12, 2020 @ 11:59 PM
    Event Date: Feb 9, 2020

JANUARY 2020 FWQ REGISTRATION DATES


  • 2020 LAKE LOUISE IFSA FWQ 2* : January 10, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: January 24, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: Feb 21-22, 2020

  • 2020 MAGIC MOUNTAIN IFSA FWQ 2* : January 11, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: January 25, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: February 22, 2020

  • 2020 GRAND TARGHEE IFSA FWQ 2* : January 16, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: January 30, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: Feb 28 - March 1, 2020 - Weather Day TBA

  • 2020 SMUGGLERS' NOTCH IFSA FWQ 4* : January 18, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: February 1, 2020 @ 11:50 PM MST
    Event Date: March 1, 2020

  • 2020 TAOS IFSA FWQ 2* : January 21, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: February 4, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: March 3, 2020

  • 2020 TAOS IFSA FWQ 4* : January 23, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: February 6, 2020 @ 11:59 PM
    Event Date: March 5-6, 2020 - Weather Day TBA

  • 2020 RED MOUNTAIN IFSA FWQ 2* : January 25, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: February 8, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: March 7-8, 2020 - Weather Day: March 9, 2020

  • 2020 MAD RIVER GLEN IFSA FWQ 2* : January 26, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: February 9, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: March 7-8, 2020

FEBRUARY 2020 FWQ REGISTRATION DATES


  • 2020 JAY PEAK IFSA FWQ 2* : February 1, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: February 15, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: March 14-15, 2020

  • 2020 CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN IFSA FWQ 2* : February 5, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: February 19, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: March 18, 2020

  • 2020 CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN IFSA FWQ 4* : February 8, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: February 22, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: March 21, 2020 - Weather Day TBA

  • 2020 BRECKENRIDGE IFSA FWQ 2* : February 9, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: February 23, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: March 22, 2020

  • 2020 SQUAW IFSA FWQ 3*: February 12, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: February 26, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: March 25, 2020
  • 2020 BIG SKY IFSA FWQ 3* : February 15, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: February 29, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: March 28-29, 2020 - Weather Day: March 30, 2020

  • 2020 KIRKWOOD IFSA FWQ 2* : February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MST
    Registration Closing Date: March 6, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST
    Event Date: April 3, 2020

 

 For questions regarding FWQ Competitive Freeride, please reach out to Brian and Lexi at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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