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Junior Freedom Series Information and Rules

The Snowsport Scotland Junior Freedom Series is brought to you in association with British Freeride.

Each JFS competition is scheduled to take place on a Sunday. It is preceeded by a Saturday of Freeride training which is optional but recommended for each competitor.

OPEN TO:

Male and female skiers and snowboarders aged 13-17yrs on the date of the event.

DATES & VENUES:

Sat 24 Feb - GLENSHEE JUNIOR FREERIDE

Sat 17 Mar - JUNIOR COE CUP

EVENT FORMAT:

JFS events are judged off-piste competitions, whereby riders are scored by a panel of judges on their ability to select a safe line and ski or snowboard competently with style, technical ability and in control, down a designated competition face.

JFS events follows a 2 run format whereby run 1 is a qualifier, and run 2 a judged and scored run that determines a rank. All competitors must achieve a GREEN flag on their qualifying run to be able to compete in the final judged run and be ranked.

 

RUN 1 - THE QUALIFYING RUN: Every competitor will be required to perform their qualifying run on a specially selected “Qualifying Face”. During this run riders will be expected to demonstrate four skills:-

  1. Fluidity
  2. Technical ability
  3. Control
  4. Safe line selection appropriate to their level of skill

On completing their run each rider will be offered either a green or red flag by the judging panel, indicating whether the panel consider them safe and technically able enough to qualify to compete in the afternoon final judged run on a more extreme compettion face.

RUN 2 - THE JUDGED RUN: All competitors that have qualified will have the opportunity to ride the judged competition face, which will be steeper and more challenging than the qualifying face. It will also incorporate a selection of natural features including drops and rock hazards. On this run , competitor's are scored by a panel of 3 or more judges. An overall impression points score (out of 100) is awarded from each judge. Riders start their run 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 in the following four criteria-

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 - Technique & control demonstrated

4. FLUIDITY - Speed and fluidity

Here is a further riders guide to the Scottish Freedom Series scoring system.

GUIDELINE EVENT TIMETABLE 

The timetable will vary slightly at each venue but generally follow this approx format:-

0815 Rider Check-In opens in the base cafe

0845 Rider Check-In closes

0900 Rider Briefing followed by practice on the qualifying face

1100 Qualifying Runs start in bib order

Lunch and Inspection of Competition Face

1400 Judged Runs on the Competition Face start in bib order (for qualified competitors)

1630 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.

MEDAL CATEGORIES:

Individual Categories:

- Overall Male Skier

- Overall Male Boarder

- Overall Female Skier

- Overall Female Boarder

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.

ENTRY:

Entry is in advance by online entry form only.

Entries will be limited to 55 competitors per event.

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 with a back protection pad containing a probe and shovel.

Competitors MUST wear their BIB and carry all this safety equipment at all times.

RISK:

Competitors parents are responsible to ensure their children are capable of riding the competition faces. They must confirm that they understand the risks associated with freeride competition prior to their child competing. All parents of competitors will be required to sign the following statement of acceptance of liability at registration.

http://media.wix.com/ugd/029220_f3602813755f4beeb3f799ef5d41b8c2.pdf

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