Smith Optics Junior Freeski Open
Whitewater is pleased to announce the second annual Smith Optics Junior Freeski Competition happening February 1-3, 2013.
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 officially 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.
Categories will be broken into: Boys 7-11, Girls 7-11, Boys 12-14, Girls 12-14, Boys 15-18, Girls 15-18
There is a $20 bib deposit to be made upon registration.
Check out the video from last years event by clicking HERE
NOTE: Online registration is now CLOSED! Sorry, the event is SOLD OUT. To be put on the waiting list please call us at 250-354-4944 OR 1-800-666-9420.
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 thre is a $10 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.
LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO STAY??
The Best Western Plus is offering all competitors and their families the special rate of $119.00/night as a supporter of the event. Call them at 1-888-255-3525 and quote the booking code "Freeski" and they will take care of you!
(Subject to change without notice)
Friday February 1st
9:00am – 3:30pm Venue Inspection
3:00pm - 7:00pm Early Check-In and Registration (Location: Downtown Office, 602 Lake Street).
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that competitors try and register Friday evening to avoid the line ups and rush to register Saturday morning.
Saturday February 2nd
7:00am - 7:30am Late Check-In and Registration
7:30am Pre-Registered Check in CLOSES & Wait List Registration Opens!!
Any pre-registered competitors NOT checked in by this time will forfeit their spots and their spot will be opened up to the waiting list.
7:30am MANDATORY Competitors Meeting in Daylodge
8:00am Load Lift
8:30am - 9:00am Inspection Runs (Venue Location: Sleeper)
9:15am - 9:30am Competition Start
9:30am - 4:00pm Qualifying Runs
6:30pm Day 1 Results / Bib Return
Pizza & Pop @ The Best Western (Osprey Room)
There will be a short clip of the days competitions presented by Kevin Hagell.
Sunday February 3rd
7:45am MANDATORY Competitors Meeting in Daylodge
8:00am Load Lift
8:30am - 9:00am Inspection Runs (Venue Location: The Blast)
9:30am - 9:45am Competition Start
9:45am - 3:00pm Finals Runs
3:00/4:00pm Award Ceremonies & Bib Return
(Depending on when the event finishes)
A big thank you to all of our sponsors!
........................................................................."“Whitewater is amazing—that’s the simple truth. It has all types of terrain and a recently added chair that opened up even more of the goods. Add a solid local crew that’s not going to vibe you out and the light, fully interior powder and you’ve got a clear favourite in my opinion.” " John Scarth, Photo Editor, Snowboard Canada, SBC Resort Guide