IFSA Junior Freeskiing Nationals at Snowbird
Taking a page from the incredibly popular Freeskiing World Tour (FWT), which sells out each year, Mountain Sports International (MSI) is proud to partner with the International Freeskiers Association (IFSA) to produce several events on the newest freeskiing tour to hit North America, the Junior Freeskiing Tour (JFT). With two age groups, 12-14 year-olds and 15-17 year-olds, the JFT will fill a gap in the freeskiing industry by allowing younger athletes the opportunity to compete on a world stage and gain invaluable experience. The Junior Freeskiing Nationals at Snowbird, Utah, will take place March 8-10, 2009.
“Junior athletes are skiing at such a high level that there is no better time to create a cohesive Junior Freeskiing Tour than now,” said Rob Greener Snowbird Freeride Team Head Coach. “The creation of the JFT will help legitimize junior athletes’ involvement in the sport of freeskiing and help them prepare for the Freesking World Tour. There is no doubt the JFT will be the breeding ground of future freeskiing stars and heavy hitters of the big screen.”
The JFT will mimic the FWT, as each JFT event is IFSA sanctioned, providing credible consistent judging and accumulative points standings throughout the competitive season. Regsitration for the Junior Freeskiing Nationals at Snowbird, Utah, is now open on www.freeskiingworldtour.com.
"The Junior Freeskiing Tour will help prepare and educate tomorrow’s freeksiers to be strong, calculated big mountain skiers,” said IFSA president and head judge Jim Jack. “By skiing with other young athletes they learn new techniques and sharpen their skills. The IFSA looks to promote the education of skiing and mountain sense to these young skiers while providing opportunities for them to compete in one of the most progressive and exciting events in the sport."
2009 Junior Freeskiing Tour Schedule
Cowboy Up Junior Freeskiing Challenge, Stevens Pass, Washington, January 29-February 1, 2009, www.mountainchallenge.org
Subaru US Extreme Freeskiing Junior Championships, Crested Butte, Colorado, February 18-19, 2009, www.freeskiingworldtour.com
The Junior Freeskiing Nationals, Snowbird, Utah, March 8-10, 2009, www.freeskiingworldtour.com
Targhee Junior Tee-off, Targhee, Wyoming, March 14-15, 2009, www.grandtarghee.com
Silver King Junior Freeskiing Championships, Crystal Mountain, Washington, April 1-5, 2009, www.mountainchallenge.org
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