New Athlete Information
Are you interested in joining the competitive Freeride movement? Meet and mingle with an incredible community of like-minded mountain lovers when you join the IFSA!
Jump into competitive big mountain Freeride by becoming an IFSA member before you register for an IFSA Junior or Adult FWQ event. When you register for an IFSA membership you will be given a membership ID allowing you to collect points and earn a rankings amongst athletes in your division. To start collecting points and earn a ranking, you must be an active IFSA member.
IFSA encourages junior riders 18 and under to join big mountain teams or clubs in order to benefit from coaching and learn how to safely participate in Freeride. IFSA considers safety to be a top priority, and joining a team or club will teach athletes important skills and good judgement. You will also benefit from learning alongside riders that are competing or looking to compete at your level. If joining a team isn't feasible, then sign up as "IFSA Independent" under the 'Freeride Team' field when registering. We do encourage independent athletes and parents to seek information about freeride safety and judging protocol. This information will help athletes make sound line choices with safety as a priority in competition and practice.