2021 FWT Qualification Update - More Spots For Region 2 Riders!

Read up to learn how 2020-2021 FWQ athletes in Region 2 will vie in separate circuits for the coveted Freeride World Tour qualification spots for the 2022 FWT. 

 We are taking solid steps toward putting together a functional FWQ Series in Region 2 this winter. If you have not yet already, please take some time to review the changes and adaptations we are implementing to safely conduct events during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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We wanted to provide additional updates regarding an important temporary change to the FWQ Series structure in for the 2021 season and the path to Freeride World Tour Qualification for the 2022 Tour.

Please note that we are working hard to secure the 2021 event schedule. This is proving to be a slow process as resorts focus on their winter operating plans amid the pandemic. Know that we are on it and hope to drop some good news soon!


- IFSA Admin Team
Brian, Sam, & Lexi


Don't forget! You can access ALL 2020-2021 FWQ Season Updates by using our FWQ Updates Page on www.freeskiers.org underneath the MEMBERSHIP Menu. 




To guarantee the safety of everyone involved, organizers are working hard to ensure all events follow national and local COVID-19 restrictions. Due to the likelihood that the Canadian-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel, Region 2 currently plans to operate two separate FWQ Circuits in North America. Oceania/Europe/Japan will continue to run an international FWQ Series format in Region 1.


In summary: the three circuits that will provide a
qualification path to the 2022 Freeride World Tour are:

CIRCUIT 1: Canada


CIRCUIT 3: Europe


  • Each athlete is permitted to earn one ranking per circuit based on event location, regardless of their nationality.

  • Points earned cannot be transferred between circuits.

  • This is a temporary change for the 2020-2021 season to allow us to continue to compete during the pandemic.

  • This is to preserve fairness in an uncertain environment regarding international travel between Canada and the US.
  • Our goal is to keep athletes closer to home and reduce the need to travel.

  • Athletes who begin the season in Canada may not collect additional points in the USA, even if the border should open.

  • Athletes who begin the season in the US may not collect additional points in Canada, even if the border should open.

  • This is a temporary change that will be adopted for the 2020-2021 season.


And the best news...keep reading!




FWT Update



To assist the IFSA and Region 2 in a challenging time, the Freeride World Tour has generously agreed to temporarily increase FWT Qualification allotments to Region 2 riders for the 2020-2021 Season for the 2022 Tour. We are thrilled with this development and the opportunity it affords our athletes in the US and Canada. The following FWT spots are up for grabs in Region 2 in the US and Canadian Circuits this winter:


1 Ski Female
1 Ski Male
1 Snowboard Female
1 Snowboard Male


1 Ski Female
2 Ski Males
1 Snowboard Female
1 Snowboard Male


For the full press release from FWT, click here.

2020 IFSA North American Qualifiers

  • Backcountry Access
  • Flyin Ryan Hawks
  • Freeride World Tour
  • Blizzard Tecnica
  • CAST
  • Western Colorado University
  • SHRED Optics