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K2 Big Mountain Challenge - FWQ 2*

February 24 & 25, 2018

The K2 Big Mountain Challenge is growing, all while keeping that sweet grassroots vibe that you all know and love! In its 15th year, a FWQ 2* addition has been made, with Qualifiers on Saturday and Finals on Sunday. Now, you can earn those valuable points while skiing or riding in your favorite terrain at Lake Louise! The K2 B.M.C - FWQ 2* has categories for both skiing and riding for men & women who are 18 and over! 

K2 will still be the title sponsor, while bringing that sweet laid back vibe which focuses on having fun as well as charging hard! This 2* Event is sanctioned by the IFSA and FWQ!

There will be tons of prizing and cash for those podium finishers from K2, FRESH Skis & the Lake Louise Inn!

Whether this is your first Big Mountain Competition or your 20th, it is sure to be a blast. Athletes will compete in different venues over the course of two days and are judged on line, control, fluidity, technique and style. 

Categories
  • Men Ski (18+) - 2*.
  • Men Snowboard (18+) - 2*.
  • Ladies Ski (18+) - 2*.
  • Ladies Snowboard (18+) - 2*.
Registration

Registration is now full for the FWQ 2* event! 

Notice from the IFSA

Changes to 2* Registration have been announced - there will now be a Lottery Pool Waitlist for all 2* Events. For more information please click here.  

Freeride World Tour Membership

To participate in the 2* event, you will first need to purchase a FWT Membership if you haven't done so already. 

Activate Your Membership

Schedule

Thursday February 22nd, 2018

  • Early Check-In & registration at the Events Office from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Registration will only be accepted on February 22nd, or online. 
  • Non-mandatory Inspection Day in the Venue, please see details under Inspection Day Rules. 

Saturday February 24th, 2018 - FWQ 2* QUALIFIERS

  • 7:00am - 8:15am: Check-in at the Sitzmark Lounge.
  • 8:15am: Mandatory coach & athlete meeting in the Sitzmark Lounge.
  • There will be no registration the day of, so please register ahead of time!
  • 9:00am: Load Glacier Chair and Top of the World Chair.
  • 9:30am - 10:30am: Inspection Runs (no hitting of features).
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm: Qualifying Runs in Venue.
  • Results of the day posted at the Sitzmark Lounge and online - whenever the last competitor is done and the judges have tallied their scores. 

Sunday February 25th, 2018 - FWQ 2* FINALS

  • 7:30am - 8:15am: Check-in at the Sitzmark Lounge.
  • 8:15am: Mandatory coach & athlete meeting in the Sitzmark Lounge.
  • 9:00am: Load Glacier Chair & Top of World Chair.
  • 9:30am - 10:45am: Inspection Runs (no hitting of features).
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm: Finals Runs in Venue.
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm: Results & Awards of the day at the Sitzmark Lounge - whenever the last competitor is done and judges have tallied their scores. 
  • Stay for the Awards and some apres ski! The Sitzmark Bar will be open for service and vibe to the tunes of a DJ - to be announced!
Inspection Day - Thursday February 22nd, 2018 (non-mandatory)
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm: The Qualifier Run will be CLOSED to Athletes as well as the public. This will ensure that the venue will be ready for the competition with boundaries roped off, etc. 
  • 12:00pm: The Qualifier Run will be closed to the public, and inspection will begin for the Athletes and Coaches only.
  • 12:00pm: Inspection for Women Snowboarders & Skiers.
  • 1:00pm: Inspection for Men Snowboarders.
  • 2:00pm: Inspection for Men Skiers.
Inspection Day Rules:

These rules are governed by the IFSA and the Lake Louise Ski Patrol. Competitors may go in and INSPECT their lines only at this time, which includes skiing or riding down and looking at the features. Athletes are NOT allowed to jump over any features. Athletes MUST have their bib on, which is to be picked up from the Events Office prior to the Inspection Run. This area will be monitored and you will be DQ'd if these rules are not followed. 

Please note: Inspection Day will be shared with the Open Competitors as well. 

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, which is available at Registration/Check-in. 

Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made before February 8th will result in removing the athlete from the start list and a 100% refund will be issued (minus the processing fee and IFSA sanctioning fee). 
  • Cancellations made after February 8th but before February 15th, will result in removing the athlete from the start list and issuing a 50% refund (minus the processing fee and IFSA sanctioning fee). 
  • Cancellations made after February 15th will result in removing the athlete from the start list and no refund will be issued. 
Accommodation

The Lake Louise Inn is our Official Hotel Partner of the K2 Big Mountain Challenge! Competitors receive 25% off a hotel room. To book, call (403) 522-3791 and mention the rate code: SAP and that you are competing at the K2 Big Mountain Challenge. The Lake Louise Inn is located in the village and is a short drive away. 

  


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