2022 Big Sky IFSA North American Junior Championship (NorAm) - INVITE ONLY
This is an INVITE ONLY event for skiers and snowboarders in the 12-14 and 15-18 Age Category.
For information on how to qualify, please refer to the IFSA Junior Athlete Handbook
and review Rope Drop 18 and Rope Drop 21.
Invited riders will be emailed with instructions to register.
ROUND 1 INVITEES - CLICK HERE
ROUND 2 INVITEES - CLICK HERE
ROUND 3 INVITEES - CLICK HERE
ROUND 4 INVITEES - CLICK HERE
To view current roster + invite status - CLICK HERE
- Big Sky NorAm Registration Fee: $240
- Big Sky Lodging: Click Here
- Big Sky Discounted Lift Tickets: Click Here
Interested in volunteering? Volunteers will earn free lunch plus an additional ski voucher for each day of volunteering. Register here: Volunteer Opportunities | Big Sky Ski Education Foundation (bssef.com)
!! COACHES MUST REGISTER - CLICK HERE !!
PEEP THE TERRAIN
TENTATIVE Competition Schedule - Subject to Change
April 6 - Check-in / Inspection Day
April 7 - 12-14 Qualifier Day
April 8 - 15-18 Qualifier Day
April 9 - Finals / Awards Ceremony
April 10 - Weather Day
Note that the 2022 IFSA U12 North American Championship will take place April 3-5 before the NorAm event.
You can find more details here.
RESERVE YOUR SEAT AT THE NO TIE GALA!
first ever fundraising event at the NO TIE GALA.
BIG SKY • MT • HUNTLEY LODGE
Wednesday April 6, 2022 • 6:00 PM
Attending the NO TIE GALA will directly fund the IFSA's efforts to support a rapidly expanding Freeride community. Enjoy a casual evening of fun and positively impact the work and legacy of the IFSA. This event is ONLY for parents and coaches.
Cost: $150 ticket
Dress Code: Casual is the code, jeans, ski clothes, costumes, retro ski gear etc. ANYTHING GOES—except for formal wear :)
Menu: Apps, Slider Bar and a Drink Ticket
Silent Auction: Bid on exciting gear from IFSA supporters like WhatVest, BCA, Niche Snowboards, Volkl, Jones Snowboards, Kuat, Yeti, Picture Organic Clothing, GearDryer and more!
RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE - CLICK HERE
Purchase NO TIE GALA tickets during registration or purchase at a later date using this link. Team parents are also encouraged to donate towards Gala Tickets for their team coaches. You can do so using the link above. We hope to see you there!
Participation in the NO TIE GALA is not required but the IFSA is seeking financial support by hosting a fundraiser.
Not attending NorAms or U12 Champs?
You can still support the IFSA AND your favorite
team coach by sponsoring their Gala Ticket.
SEND YOUR COACH TO THE GALA - CLICK HERE
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT SUPPORTERS!
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!!! As a courtesy reminder, we do not advise booking travel before your registration is confirmed !!!
The IFSA NorAm Championship is an INVITE-ONLY event for the top ranked IFSA Junior athletes aged 12-18. It will take place April 6-10 at Big Sky Resort, hosted by the Big Sky Ski Education Foundation. The IFSA will invite the top 175 competitors out of over 2,200 IFSA junior athletes in our 12-14 and 15-18 age categories.
- An athlete will not qualify for a IFSA NorAm invitation if they have not competed in an IFSA-sanctioned National Series event in Region 2 in 2022.
- Invites will be calculated based on our current population demographics. Invites per division will be calculated based on the size of that division compared to our entire 12-18 athlete population.
- Remember, just a small portion of our growing community will earn an invitation. Invitations are allocated between all 8 divisions in our 12-18 age categories. This year-for the first time ever, our 12-18 IFSA Junior Community tops over 2200 riders! The last time we issued NorAm invites in 2019, we had a Junior athlete population of approx. 1600 athletes.
- We kindly ask that you please do not email the IFSA to inquire about the likelihood of a NorAm invitation. A huge number of factors and the ongoing updating of incoming event results make it impossible for our team to provide an accurate prediction. We are unable to answer these types of email inquiries.
- We will extend invitations in a series of 4 rounds according to the following schedule:
ROUND 1 INVITATIONS
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Round 1 Qualifiers will be announced and registration for Round 1 will open at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, March 16th. Round 1 athletes must complete registration before Round 2.
ROUND 2 INVITATIONS
Monday, March 21, 2022
Round 2 Qualifiers will be announced after we compile rankings from the 3 Regional Series and 2 National Series events from the preceding weekend. Round 2 registration will open at 7:00 PM MST on March 21st and athletes must complete registration before Round 3.
ROUND 3 INVITATIONS
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Round 3 Qualifiers will be announced after we compile the results of the Breckenridge Junior National which concludes on March 23rd. Round 3 registration will open on March 24th and athletes must complete registration within 48 hours.
ROUND 4 INVITATIONS
Following Round 3
Round 4 Qualifiers will be contacted individually following Round 3 as invites are declined. We will replace declined invitations within the same division up until our event quota is met. We will share a final invitation list with the community around March 28th to recognize and congratulate all our qualifying athletes.
ROUND 1 INVITEES
ROUND 2 INVITEES
ROUND 3 INVITEES
Devin Berry Brown
Tia Karina Schenk
ROUND 4 INVITEES