2018 SCOTTISH FREEDOM SERIES

Information and Rules

OPEN TO:

Male and female skiers and snowboarders aged 18yrs or older.

(Six places will also be reserved for British Freeride Team riders)

DATES & VENUES:

Sat 10 Feb - THE LAWERS OF GRAVITY - Lawers Range - Backup dates: 11/2, 17/2, 18/2

Sat 03 Mar - THE CORRIE CHALLENGE - Nevis Range - Backup dates 4/3, 10/3, 11/3

Sat 24 Mar - THE COE CUP - Glencoe Mountain - Backup dates 31/3, 1/4, 7/4, 8/4

Sun 25 Mar - THE SFS FINALS - Glencoe - One run all-out final for riders who, after the above 3 events are ranked in the top 5 male and top 3 female positions in the overall series rankings.

FREERIDE EVENT FORMAT:

Freeride events are judged off-piste competitions. Competitor's are scored by a panel of 3 or more judges whilst riding a designated off-piste face on the mountain. An overall impression score is awarded to each competitor for their run. Riders start on a score of 50 out of a possible 100, and then each judge adds or deducts points accordingly for positive and/or negative actions/moves in the following criteria areas:-

1. LINE - The level of interest creativity and hazard of the line chosen

2. AIR/STYLE - Amplitude, complexity and execution of jumps & tricks

3. TECHNICALITY/CONTROL - Technique & control demonstrated

4. FLUIDITY - Speed and fluidity

MEDAL CATEGORIES:

Individual Categories:

- Overall Male Skier

- Overall Male Boarder

- Overall Female Skier

- Overall Female Boarder

- Top scoring competitor aged 35+ across all disciplines/genders

Team Category:

At each event competitors are encouraged to enter into teams of 3-5 riders. An award will go to the team with the best average rankings (using each competitor's own individual ranking in their category). Should two teams have the same average ranking the teams with the highest points total will win.

In addition, riders from Universities should enter their uni name in the team box and a separate set of medals will be awarded to the highest ranking uni team.

COST:

£20 per head competition entry. PAYABLE IN CASH ON THE DAY at registration/ bib collection (No Cards)

PLUS, if the event is based at a ski centre with uplift, once you have your bib, you will need to buy your uplift pass direct from the mountain at the normal rates.

Competitors that qualify to go through to the SFS FINAL will only require to pay £10 entry.

ENTRY:

Entries will be limited to 55 competitors per event. Enter alone or as a team. Teams can be from companies, universities, ski patrol teams, clubs, in fact any combination of people can form a team of any name. You might just be a bunch of mates that fancy getting together to give it a go.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

In accordance with standard back-country and off piste safety protocols the following equipment is:-

MANDATORY - Helmet, Avalanche transceiver, a suitable off-piste backpack back protection containing a probe and shovel.

Competitors MUST carry all this safety equipment at all times.

Additional info for the Lawers of Gravity hike and ride event:-

This Lawers Range event takes place in an area with no uplift service. Before entering this competition, riders are advised ensure they are proficient in ascent techniques, using the necessary equipment. Conditions will be assessed in the days leading up to the event and pre-registered competitors will be informed of any additional risks requiring special attention or equipment.

GUIDELINE EVENT TIMETABLES 

Timetables will vary slightly for each venue but generally follow this approx format:-

0815 Rider Check-In opens

0845 Rider Check-In closes

0900 Rider Briefing followed by competition face inspection

1100 Comp Starts

1600 Prize Giving

24-36hrs ahead of event a weather and conditions based ON/OFF decision will be announced on facebook and the website and emailed to all registered competitors.

RISK:

Competitors are responsible to ensure they are capable of riding the competition faces. They must confirm that they understand the risks associated with freeride competition prior to competing. At the event check-in, all riders are required to sign an agreement confirming that they have read and understand the following statement of acceptance of liability, before they will be permitted to compete.

Any questions about this series please email enquiries@freedomseries.co.uk