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The North Face Jr. Big Mountain Challenge

March 1 - 4, 2018

The Junior Big Mountain Challenge returns for its 11th season for what will be another exciting and competitive event.  The event is a part of the North American Junior Freeski Tour, sanctioned by the International FreeSkier Association.  Freeskiers will be able to earn valuable points at the Junior Big Mountain Challenge and be ranked among the top junior freeskiers in North America. Skiers compete on different venues over the course of two days and are judged on line, control, fluidity, technique, and style. 

Categories

  • Ages 7-11 Boys Ski.
  • Ages 7-11 Girls Ski.
  • Ages 12-14 Boys Ski.
  • Ages 12-14 Girls Ski.
  • Ages 15-18 Junior Men Ski.
  • Ages 15-18 Junior Women Ski .

Registration

Registration will be available in early December! The IFSA is asking that all registration be run through a platform called The Driven. Stay tuned! 

IFSA

To participate in this IFSA Sanctioned National Event, you must have a membership through the IFSA website before you can compete (if you haven't already done so.) Please click here for details.

The Driven

Once you have a membership with the IFSA, you may register for this event through The Driven. Instructions on how to register are here.

Schedule

Thursday March 1st, 2018

  • 8:00am - 4:00pm: Competitor Check-In and late registration at The Season Pass Desk (upstairs in WhiskeyJack).
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm: The Qualifier Run (ER-7) will be CLOSED to Athletes as well as the public. This will ensure that the venue can be ready for the competition with boundaries roped off, etc. 
  • 12:00pm: The Qualifier Run (ER-7) will be closed to the public at this time, and inspection will begin for athletes & coaches only. If the Athlete is not part of a club and does not have a coach, 1 parent will be allowed to join the inspection with the athlete. 

Inspection Times & Rules:

Competitors may go in and INSPECT their lines only at this time, which includes skiing down and looking at the features. Athletes are NOT allowed to ski or jump over any features.  Athletes MUST have their bib on, which is to be picked up at the Season Pass Desk earlier that morning. This area will be monitored and you will be DQ'd if these rules are not followed. To get to this run on the backside, take Glacier Chair & Top of the World Chair, and from there you will see the signs. Inspection Day is not mandatory, but highly recommended.

  • 12:00pm: Inspection for 7-11 Year Olds. 
  • 1:00pm: Inspection for 12-14 Year Olds. 
  • 2:00pm: Inspection for 15-18 Year Olds. 

Friday March 2nd, 2018 (7-11 & 12-14 Qualifiers)

  • 7:15am - 8:00am: Check In at NORTH FACE BISTRO.
  • 8:00am: Coaches Meeting at NORTH FACE BISTRO.
  • 8:15am: MANDATORY Athlete Meeting at NORTH FACE BISTRO.
  • 9:00am: Load the Glacier & Top Of World Chairs. 
  • 9:30am - 11:00am: Venue Inspection (no hitting features at this time). We will run groups from the youngest skiers to the oldest. Please check in with the Patroller at the top of the venue. 
  • 11:00am: Qualifying Runs all day. 
  • Athlete meeting: After the last competitor has had their run, a meeting will be held at the NORTH FACE BISTRO.
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm: Results of the day following the meeting at NORTH FACE BISTRO, once the judges have had time to tally the scores. Bib Return available. The North Face will be open for food & beverage purchase up until 6:00pm. 

Saturday March 3rd, 2018 (15-18 Qualifiers)

  • 7:15am - 8:00am: Check In - SITZMARK LOUNGE
  • 8:00am: Coaches Meeting - SITZMARK LOUNGE
  • 8:15am: MANDATORY Athlete Meeting -  SITZMARK LOUNGE
  • 9:00am: Load the Glacier & Top of World Chairs. 
  • 9:30am - 11:00am: Venue Inspection (no hitting features at this time).
  • 11:00am: Qualifying Runs all day.
  • Athlete meeting: After the last competitor has had their run, a meeting will be held in the SITZMARK LOUNGE.
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm: Results of the day following the meeting in SITZMARK LOUNGE, once the judges have had time to tally the scores. Bib Return available. The Sitzmark will be open for food & beverage purchase up until 6:00pm. 

Sunday March 4th, 2018 (All Category Finals)

  • 8:00am - 8:30am: Check In/ Bib Return at SITZMARK LOUNGE.
  • 8:00am: Coaches Meeting at SITZMARK LOUNGE.
  • 8:15am: MANDATORY Athlete Meeting at SITZMARK LOUNGE.
  • 9:00am: Load the Glacier & Top of World Chairs. 
  • 9:30am - 11:00am: Venue Inspection (no hitting features at this time). We will run groups from the youngest skiers to the oldest. Please check in with the Patroller at the top of the venue. 
  • 11:00am: Finals Runs all day.
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm: Please join us for free chili in the SITZMARK LOUNGE. The Sitzmark will also be open for food & beverage purchase. 
  • Awards are held in the SITZMARK, after the judges have had time to tally the scores. There is no set time for the awards... once the 15-18 Boys have finished their run, please make your way to the Sitzmark Lounge. 

Bibs

Competitor bibs will be worn during the event. A deposit of $20 cash is required at check-in. You will receive this back when your bib is returned at the end of the event.

Waiver

All participants must sign an event waiver. To save time on the day, feel free to download, print and sign your Event Waiver hereIf you are under 18, your parent, guardian or coach must be present on event day to sign the waiver. If they cannot be present on event day, please have them call Leigha at 403-522-1316 before the event. 

Accomodation 

Our official Hotel Partner of the North Face Junior Big Mountain Challenge is the Lake Louise Inn! Competitors will be able to take advantage of 25% off their hotel room. Reservations can be made via email at reservations@lakelouiseinn.com or by phone 1-800-661-9237. At the time of booking please mention the code SAP and that you are part of the North Face Junior Big Mountain Challenge at Ski Louise.


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