Is safety equipment required?

Helmets manufactured and certified for snow sports are required at all times when inspecting, competing, or riding within the venue.

The IFSA strongly recommends additional protective gear when training or competing in Freeride. Due to the speed and various hazards involved, all athletes should utilize added protective gear such as but not limited to: hip, knee, and elbow pads, a certified back/spine protector or chest protector, and a mouth guard.

The Event Host has the right to require additional protective and/or safety equipment including protective gear such as an avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel, and avalanche avalung or bag. Athletes failing to meet equipment requirements set by the Event Host will not be permitted to start and will be awarded a DNS (Did Not Start) score.

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