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IFSA/FWQ 2* REGISTRATION CHANGES - MUST READ!

PLEASE READ THESE CRITICAL CHANGES TO IFSA/FWQ 2* REGISTRATION PROTOCOL!

Due to overwhelming demand and enthusiasm for adult FWQ events in the Americas Region, we will be changing the 2* FWQ registration protocols: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. With registration for the IFSA/FWQ events at Crested Butte opening in the coming days, it is critical you understand how these changes may impact your registration experience:

NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES

  •  Registration for IFSA/FWQ 2* events will now be based on a lottery system for all FWQ events that use the MemberPro system.



  • THE ORDER IN WHICH YOU REGISTER FOR 2* EVENTS ON MEMBERPRO WILL NO LONGER IMPACT YOUR PROBABILITY FOR INVITE.



  • Registration for the Lottery Pool Waitlist for all IFSA/FWQ 2* events will open approximately 6 weeks prior to the event date, remain open for 2 weeks, and close 4 weeks before the event date. (For exact dates, check IFSA event pages.)



  • Similar to the 3* and 4* registrations, you will have a two-week window to register to the Lottery Pool Waitlist for an IFSA/FWQ 2* event on MemberPro.
    
NEITHER YOUR REGISTRATION ORDER OR FWQ RANKING WILL DICTATE YOUR LIKELIHOOD OF INVITATION.



  • When registration closes on MemberPro, a randomized lottery will be conducted to determine the list of invited athletes for each division. Invitations will be issued via email within 48 hours of the registration close date. If you do not receive an email, you can check your status at any point by logging onto your MemberPro account HERE.



  • If an event does not sell out, all registered athletes will be issued an invitation.



  • RECALL that IFSA/FWQ 2* registration has NEVER been based upon your seed ranking. Your status as a ranked rider has NEVER been a factor in registration for FWQ 2* events. In the past, 2* events were filled on a first come, first served basis. Due to the growth of the sport, we can no longer accomodate the number of people all attempting to register at one time. Moving to the Lottery Pool Waitlist system is a way to remove the stress of first come, first served registration, while eliminating the fear of computer glitches, system crashes, payment processing erros, or a slow internet connection.
  • TO BE CLEAR : IT WOULD BE BEST IF EVERYONE DID NOT TRY TO REGISTER THE MOMENT REGISTRATION OPENS OR THE PAYMENT SYSTEM WILL CRASH AGAIN. 

    REGISTRATION ORDER WILL NO LONGER IMPACT INVITES TO IFSA/FWQ 2* EVENTS using MemberPro!


  • If a division has a waitlist, athletes will not be permitted to register after registration closes. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Complete your registration within the registration window if you wish to compete.



  • Registration for IFSA/FWQ 3* & 4* events remains unchanged. For more info: Click Here.

 

As the sport of Freeride continues to grow, the IFSA maintains its mission of creating the most seamless and fair registration process possible. Sometimes this means adjusting in real-time to the unique challenges we face throughout the season. This is one of those times. For IFSA/FWQ 2* events, a lottery system is currently the best solution to serve the high demand of athletes on a registration platform. 

As always, we thank our athlete community, for your continued support, understanding, and enthusiasm.
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If you have questions about registration, please reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

AS ALWAYS DO NOT BOOK TRAVEL TO AN IFSA/FWQ FREERIDE EVENT UNTIL YOUR INVITATION IS CONFIRMED!

Athletes will not be permitted to register once registration closes - - NO EXCEPTIONS! 


Crested Butte IFSA/FWQ 2* Registration

Registration OPEN Date: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 @ 5:00 PM MST
Registration CLOSE Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 12:00 AM MST
Event Date: February 8-9, 2018
Event Page: Click Here


Crested Butte IFSA/FWQ 4* Registration

Registration OPEN Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 @ 5:00 PM MST
Registration CLOSE Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 12:00 AM MST
Event Date: February 10-11, 2018
Event Page: Click Here


K2 Big Mountain Challenge IFSA/FWQ 2* - Lake Louise

Registration OPEN Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 5:00 PM MST
Registration CLOSE Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:00 AM MST
Event Date: February 24-25, 2018
Event Page: Click Here


 

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