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Nevados de Chillan FWQ 2* Event Rescheduled For Antillanca

Marginal snow conditions combined with an unfavorable weather report forces cancellation and relocation of first FWQ event of the season in the Andes. Rescheduled competition to take place at Antillanca, August 16-20, 2017.

With marginal snow conditions and a storm threatening to produce low visibility and less than optimal competition conditions, the 2* Freeride World Qualifying event scheduled for August 10-13th at Nevados de Chillan has been cancelled and rescheduled for Antillanca.

“Given the snow and weather conditions as well as the condition of the proposed venue along with some technical issues, we decided to be proactive and to move the opening event of the 2018 Andes freeriding season to Antillanca. We would like to thank Nevados de Chillan for their hard work and efforts, and while we are disappointed that an event is not going to happen there this season, we’re really excited to have a full schedule with two events at Antillanca from August 15th to 20th to kick things off this year."
-Freeride Chile’s Fernando Ochagavia.

Obviously this news will come as a disappointment to many, who were looking forward to experiencing the unique terrain of Nevados de Chillan. However, the current conditions along with an uncompromising weather forecast have combined to make an attempt at holding an event at Nevados de Chillan unlikely to succeed. Because of this, event organizers have decided to reschedule the event to Antillanca in August to ensure a successful event and give athletes the best opportunity to accrue FWQ points. For athletes and spectators, here is what you need to know...

Antillanca and the rescheduled Nevados de Chillan event:

Antillanca will now host two 2* FWQ competitions. These events will take place on different days during the weather window for the events, August 16 to 20. The two events will be called Comp 1 (the rescheduled Nevados de Chillan event) and Comp 2 (the event that has always been scheduled for Antillanca).

Any athlete who as already inscribed for the Nevados de Chillan event will be automatically inscribed for Comp 1 at Antillanca, at no extra cost.

Any athlete who was inscribed for Nevados de Chillan who cannot compete in Comp 1 at Antillanca can request a full refund of their inscription fee.

There is still space for athletes in Comp 2 at Antillanca, so if you were going to compete in Nevados de Chillan and were waiting to enter the previously scheduled Antillanca event (Comp 2), you will have the opportunity to compete in two events during the competition window for Antillanca.

Likewise, if you were going to only compete at Antillanca and had not inscribed to compete at Nevados de Chillan, you now have the opportunity to add another FWQ event to your schedule by inscribing for Comp 1 (the rescheduled Nevados de Chillan event).

Registration for both events will remain open on Member Pro until. August 11.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION offered for these events. You must register 5 days prior to the event if you wish to compete.
This rule is FIRM.

Schedule for Antillanca

  • August 16: Compulsory meeting in Antillanca for Comp 1


  • August 17: Comp 1: weather and snow permitting

  • August 18: Compulsory meeting in Antillanca for Comp 2 + Weather Day for Comp 1


  • August 19: Comp 2: weather and snow permitting

  • August 20: Weather Day for Comp

 

  • VENUE 1st STOP Antillanca


Accommodations:

Antillanca is offering discounted rates at the Hotel Antillanca. This is the only accommodation at the ski area, and the facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, ping-pong, a rock climbing wall and more. Mention that you are booking for the Freeride event when making your reservations. Some meals are included: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +56642612070

Prices:

2) Double Room $240 usd
3) Triple Room $300 usd
4)  Quad Room  $360 usd
5) Quituple Room $425 usd
6) Sextuple Room $480 usd

Venue 2nd Stop FWQ

Other Accomodations:

Entre Lagos is located 30 km from Antillanca, and is a small village of low houses painted in various colors. With restaurants and small coffee-shops that serve pisco and lemon pie at all times, this is the main center of services and commercial activities among the settlements located on the lakeshore and, in the last few years, it has managed to turn into the local center of operations of natural and tourist resources. 

Lake Puyehue is one of the most beautiful water mirrors in Chile. It occupies a surface of a hundred and twenty square kilometers, which lodges Cui Cui and Fresia Islands inside.

- Cabañas Aguas Calientes
- Lodge El Taique
- Las Juntas Ecolodge
- Hotel Termas de Puyehue
- Hosteria Entre Lagos
- Cabañas y camping El Manzano
- Hostal Miraflores
- Cabañas kalfupulli
- Cabañas la valenciana
- Cabañas muelle de piedra

Venues antillanca

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The Andes Expresson Session – August 12-13

Open to all FWQ athletes who were scheduled to compete at Nevados de Chillan or who are competing at Antillanca this informal week features parties, BBQ’s, backcountry car shuttle laps on the famed backcountry terrain of Farellones. Bring your sleeping bag, do some couch surfing and check out what the central Andes are all about while taking in the unique vibe and culture of Chile’s spiritual home of freeriding, Farellones.

Freeride Sudamerica in collaboration with Freeride Chile is organizing this fun week hosted by Base Camp Farellones. This informal gathering will run from August 12 to 13 out of Base Camp Farellones. More information, directions and other details will be posted on the Freeride Chile Facebook page, this one: Click Here.

Planning on coming, let us know so we have enough beer!
RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hanging tight in Chillan due to hotel or other accommodation bookings?

We’ve organized 50% off the normal daily lift ticket price for any athlete who has already arrived in Chillan and who was planning to compete at the Nevados event so you can make some turns and dial your riding in for the Antillanca event. To get your discounted ticket, go to the Novicios ticket counter and show a passport or photo id.

Note: This deal is only for FWQ athletes who were inscribed to the Nevados de Chillan event as of August 2. No exceptions and only one ticket per person per day and is for the previously scheduled inspection and competition days only.

- Article Published by Tom Winter

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