Bound to be EPIC - IFSA Snowbird National

by Mason Strehl, Influit Media

The IFSA Snowbird national was bound to be epic from the start. With large storms coming in from the west and athletes coming from all over – Tahoe, Jackson, the PNW, Park City and Salt Lake City – the stage was set for good competition. The terrain was ripe for competition as well, with the first and second day qualifiers on a brand new venue Mid-Cirque, and finals on the well-tested and vetted Silver Fox.

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2016 IFSA Avalanche Awareness Program Off to a Great Start

by Travis Poulin

With the help of industry partners, the IFSA renewed its commitment to athlete education with the kick-off of IFSA Avalanche Awareness Month. Now in its second year, the program has expanded to offer educational opportunities ranging from the classroom to a full Level I course in the field. Over 300 IFSA/FWQ athletes expressed interest in taking their avy education to the next level. Discounted Level I and free Awareness classes were offered to IFSA athletes and teams which showed interest and were available throughout many regions in the US and Canada, including British Columbia, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, Lake Tahoe, Maine, and New Hampshire.

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Level 100 Coaches Certification Program Announced

The IFSA is pleased to introduce the new IFSA Coach Certification Program. With the recent geographical expansion of the IFSA and the associated increase in athlete and coach membership, development of a formalized IFSA coaching certification program is essential to the continued health and long-term growth of our sport.

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Junior National Registration Starts Tomorrow December 15th at 7PM MST

Open registration for the 2016 IFSA Junior Freeride National Series will begin tomorrow night, December 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM Mountain Standard Time. Registration will continue over the next three nights (December 16th, 17th & 18th) with different events opening each evening. Instructions for registration are listed below.

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2 & 3 Star FWQ Registration Updates

12/9/2015 UPDATE -  We are finalizing a few integration details between our registration, ranking and membership platforms. We need just another couple of days to make sure things run well for the season so we are pushing the registration for the RED Mountain Collegiate Freeride Series (CFS) event back by one week.

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2016 NORAM Jr Champs Heads to Whistler Blackomb


WHISTLER, BC December 9th 2015 – The 2016 International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association (IFSA) North American Junior Freeride Championships will be held at Whistler Blackcomb April 6-9, 2016. The top 160 athletes will be invited to the Canadian resort this year for the North American Championships based on the athletes’ national or regional rankings.

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BCA Presents the Backcountry Basics Educational Videos Series

BCA is excited to announce that we’ve just released a new series of educational videos. The series includes five webisodes collectively titled, “BCA Backcountry Basics: Get the Goods without Getting Buried.” The goal is to get new backcountry riders stoked on snow safety–and enrolled in avalanche courses.

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