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The Season Starts With Beartooth Basin - June 2018

Beartooth Basin – IFSA FWQ 2* & Junior Regional events in June 2018. Don't forget to mark your calendars!

You may think the competitive Freeride season in North America is over...but you'd be wrong! Before you schedule out your summer plans, don't forget to make room for the legendary Beartooth Basin competitions. We have a Junior Regional Series event for younger freeriders and the Summer Shredfest in conjunction with an IFSA FWQ 2* event for adults. The unique location and character of Beartooth Basin guarantee a memorable experience in terrain like you've never seen before! Note the dates below and get ready to register. Due to the highly unpredictable weather patterns in this region, be ready for just about ANYTHING from lightning, to sunshine, blizzards, potential comp delays, and spontaneous dance parties...

REMEMBER: THIS EVENT IN JUNE of 2018 IS THE FIRST COMPETITION OF THE IFSA 2018-2019 SEASON FOR BOTH JUNIOR AND ADULT ATHLETES. 

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Points earned at the IFSA FWQ 2* competition will count toward an adult athlete's current FWQ ranking. If you are a junior competitor, the Beartooth Regional Series event will count as one of your FIRST THREE regional scores and the points earned will be added to your 2018-2019 ranking. For further details, please view our athlete guidebook: Click Here.

Last season's Beartooth events were confronted by wild weather, but the determination of the Beartooth crew and the spirited athletes prevailed over Mother Nature's whims. Yes, that included heavy snow in June! The high elevation and rugged terrain of Beartooth Pass, located to the northeast of Yellowstone National Park, creates exciting weather patterns contrasted with the dramatic scenery. With a historic snowfall this winter, Beartooth is perfectly primed for an epic 2018 summer season. When packing, make sure to include an outfit for every climate, as the unpredictable nature of this area will shock and amaze. 

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In June of 2017, while our Junior Regional event was on delay due to snow and road closures, the crew took plentiful backcountry laps down the Rock Creek Headwall. A short jaunt across the colorful tundra led riders to the steep drop of the Headwall. The snowfield permits riders to hop off along one of the many hairpin turns along the Beartooth Highway, setting up a near perfect shuttle loop. The snowfall is so deep this year that the backcountry access is bound to be fantastic.  

Intrepid Freeriders and their friends and family may opt to camp in Rock Creek Canyon, (Forest Road 2421), but don't forget your bear spray! Established camping sites can be located at Parkside, Limber Pine, or Rattin Campground facilities. A discount for competitors will be provided by the Red Lodge KOA Campground. Additional lodging can be found in Red Lodge, Montana (about 45 mins from the ski area) and discounts for athletes are offered at the Yodeler Motel.
For ski area updates, event links, calendar and more, please visit www.beartoothbasin.com.

****Please note that due to the location of Beartooth Basin and the specific snow
and weather conditions needed for June operations, this event is condition-dependent.****
Regardless, you will have a blast at this unique event in a stunning location.
Thanks to the unpredictable weather patterns, there is a weather day scheduled for the Junior event!


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Beartooth Basin IFSA Junior Regional 1* - June 11-13, 2018

On Location Athlete Check-in: Monday, June 11, 2018
Inspection: Prior to each competiton day on June 11 and 12
Competition Days: June 11-12
Weather Day: June 13, 2018
Event registration cost: $95.00 (includes Beartooth Basin swag). 
Registration: Opens Thursday, May 17 @ 5:00 PM MST : CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (but don't forget to RENEW your IFSA Membership first - click here to renew.)


Beartooth Basin IFSA FWQ 2* Summer Shredfest - June 14-17, 2018

Summer Shredfest is a three-day ski and snowboarding festival running from June 14-17, 2018. Celebrating mountain community, culture, and competition at one of North America's most unique ski areas, Summer Shredfest is presented by Beartooth Basin with support from the Mountain Rider’s Alliance (MRA) and includes a whiskey tasting festival, an IFSA FWQ 2* competitive Freeride event and North America’s ONLY summer skiing demo event showcasing the best custom, boutique and unique ski and snowboard brands!

On Location Athlete Check-in: 3:00 PM on Thursday, June 14, 2018
Mandatory Athlete Meeting: 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 14, 2018
On-Snow Athlete Inspection Day: Friday, June 15, 2018
Competition Day: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Event registration cost: $95.00 (includes VIP activities, complimentary entry to June 17 Demo day, après ski parties, and more.
For event updates, a full schedule of activities and more, please visit www.summershredfest.com
Registration: Registration opens Friday, May 4, 2018 @ 5:00 PM MST
Registraton closes Friday May 18, 2018 @ 11:59 PM MST*
* If registration does not sell out, we will reopen on May 19th. CLICK HERE to register.


 

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