In order to accommodate more local riders, the Junior Freeride Tour (JFT) has opened registration for this final stop of the 2013 Junior Freeride Tour as well. Registration is now open to all junior freeride athletes interested in competing in this year’s event. Along with the open registration, all 2013 current JFT athletes who competed at Crystal Mountain, WA and Squaw Valley, CA will be prequalified along with all athletes from the 2012-13 JFT prequalified list. These prequalified junior freeride athletes will have priority over new registrations. Open registration fee is $75 USD. Junior Freeride World Championships @ Snowbird Next Week! Register Today! | Unofficial Networks

Junior Freeride World Championships @ Snowbird Next Week! Register Today!

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Salt Lake City, Utah (March 8, 2013)- The first ever Junior Freeride World Championships by The North Face will come to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Utah April 3-7, 2013. The event features top youth skiers and snowboarders from around the world in exciting big mountain competition. European freeriders qualified through the DAKINE Freeride Juniors will join their North American peers on Snowbird’s legendary terrain.

In order to accommodate more local riders, the Junior Freeride Tour (JFT) has opened registration for this final stop of the 2013 Junior Freeride Tour as well. Registration is now open to all junior freeride athletes interested in competing in this year’s event. Along with the open registration, all 2013 current JFT athletes who competed at Crystal Mountain, WA and Squaw Valley, CA will be prequalified along with all athletes from the 2012-13 JFT prequalified list. These prequalified junior freeride athletes will have priority over new registrations. Open registration fee is $75 USD.

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort has been a marquee destination for freeriders from all over the world for years,” said JFT Tour Director Jeff Berman. “The resort’s heritage in this sport has been pivotal in the development of modern big mountain competition. Athletes from all over the world will be in attendance making this a true Junior World Championship.”

The JFT is committed to the progression, promotion and development of premier level youth freeride competition. JFT events provide athletes with the highest quality events and most developed judging system enabling athletes to develop their skills and abilities while making better decisions both on and off the slopes. JFT focuses on providing competition and education opportunities for top-level junior freeriders, age 15-17, as they prepare to transition into adult competition. The JFT achieves this mission through its longstanding experience, committed and knowledgeable staff, and partnership with the Freeride World Tour. A video about the JFT is available at: http://youtu.be/g1XzodC-ctg 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Wednesday, April 3 Athlete/Media Registration Location
9:00am – 4:00pm Athlete Registration Alpine Room
4:00pm – 4:45pm Mandatory Athlete Meeting Alpine Room
Thursday, April 4 Inspection Day Location
9:00am-4:00pm Athlete Registration Alpine Room
9:00am – 4:00pm Media Registration Alpine Room
9:30am – 2:30pm Venue Inspection TBD
4:00pm – 4:45pm Mandatory Athlete Meeting Alpine Room
5:00pm- 7:00pm Opening Ceremony Forklift/ Tram Deck
Friday, April 5 Day 1 Location
7:30-11:30am Media Registration Alpine Room
8:15am Athlete/Media Load Tram
9:30am – 2:30pm Boy’s & Girl’s Freeride Run 1 TBD
4:00pm – 5:00pm Mandatory Athlete Meeting Alpine Room
Saturday, April 6 Finals Location
8:15am Athlete/Media Load Tram
9:30am – 2:30pm Boy’s & Girl’s Freeride Run 2 TBD
5:00pm – 6:00pm Awards Tram Deck
Sunday, April 7 Weather Day Location
8:15am- 6:00pm Weather Day TBD


The 2013 Junior Freeride Tour is sponsored by Tecnica/Blizzard. The Junior Freeride World Championships are sponsored in part by Subaru of America, The North Face, Tecnica/Blizzard and Powder magazine.

Registration Information:
For the 2013 season ONLY, athletes must have been under the age of 18 prior to June 1, 2012, and 15-years-old prior to or on December 31, 2012, to be eligible to compete. After the 2013 season, the age eligibility date will return to June 1.

Each registrant will need to purchase a Freeride World Qualifier membership to participate in the tour season. A single event registration fee is $10 and a season license is $25. Athletes 15-17 may register for the Junior Freeride Tour pending they were of age prior to/on June 1, 2012.

To reserve a spot for the on-site event registration contact;

Andrea Logan, JFT Athlete Relations Manager

ALogan@MTSports.com

 

Or visit: juniorfreeridetour.com

 

For media or general information contact

Jessica Kunzer, MSI Marketing and Communications Director

jkunzer@mtsports.com

(801) 349-4612.

 

Follow the JFT on Facebook at facebook.com/jrfreeskiingtour

or on Twitter at twitter.com/jrfreeskitour.

 

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The North Face   

The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1968. Headquartered in Alameda, California, the company offers the most technically advanced products in the market to accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snowsport athletes, endurance athletes, and explorers. The company’s products are sold in specialty mountaineering, backpacking, running, and snowsport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers, and major outdoor specialty retail chains. For more information, go to www.thenorthface.com.

 

Mountain Sports International, Inc. (MSI)
Mountain Sports International (MSI) is a private company, founded in 1997, to develop and produce action/adventure sports events and programming in North America. MSI operates the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face, in addition to several other properties and concepts. MSI launched MSI Live in 2009, to provide live HD webcast production, content management, encoding, and satellite uplink & delivery. MSI provides event management services, infrastructure and expertise for high-end brands, including The North Face, Red Bull, Subaru, UFC, Burton and Sierra Nevada. MSI matches brand and culture, company and credibility, to create sought-after events that help to define the action sports culture.  For more information, visit 
www.mtsports.com.

 

Contact:
Jessica Kunzer
Mountain Sports International, Inc. | Communications and Marketing Director
O: (801) 349-4612
jkunzer@mtsports.com
Skype IM: UtahPowderGirl

Jeff Berman
Mountain Sports International, Inc. | Junior Freeride Tour Americas Director
Jberman@mtsports.com

Andrea Logan
Mountain Sports International, Inc. | JFT Athlete Relations Manager
alogan@mtsports.com

 

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