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2016-01-29
5th Annual Smith Optics Junior Freeski Open

5th Annual Smith Optics Junior Freeski Open

Whitewater Ski Resort is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Smith Optics Junior Freeski OPEN January 29, 30 & 31, 2016. 

Registration will open December, 2015. Please check back to this page for a specific date as we get closer to November.   

This Big Mountain Freeskiing competition is for ages 7 to 18 years who will be judged on 5 different categories as described below. Skiers are rewarded for using the terrain creatively and are scored based on line choice, fluidity, style, control, and aggressiveness as they navigate through black and double black ski terrain featuring cliffs, airs, moguls, and anything else the mountain can throw at them. The terrain chosen has a designated start location, left and right boundaries, and a finish line. Where competitors go is totally up to them. This type of competition meshes really well with the Kootenay mentality and terrain.

Categories will be broken into:
Boys 7-11, Girls 7-11, Boys 12-14, Girls 12-14, Boys 15-18, Girls 15-18


Here is the video from the third annual Smith Optics Freeski Comp January/February 2015.

 

  

Video: Tristan Martin-Preney

A big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors for the 2015 event!

SMITH 
Armada   
DAKINEHERD  SBCSKI       Nelson Star       EZ Rock    Prestige     WCG

Clif



Whitewater is listed as a regional competition under the North American International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Assocciation (IFSA) event series.  On the regional level if athletes do not want to have their points ranked they will not be required to purchase an IFSA membership. If they want to get ranked but are not sure that they will compete in other events there is a $25 one time membership, and if they plan to do multiple events and want the points to count towards going to the North American National Championships they will have to buy a full membership.  
To purchase a membership with the IFSA click HERE.


 

 

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