The 6th year of the New Zealand Junior Freeride Tour!
In amongst very uncertain times we are very proud to announce the SunGod New Zealand Freeride Tour 2020. SunGod are the official eyewear sponsor of the Freeride World Tour and we are stoked to have them as the title sponsor of this years tour. We are proudly supported by the resorts - Remarkables & Mt Olympus. - As per past years we are suppored by NZ SnowSports, Volkl and some new sponsors coming onbard this winter. Without them we wouldn't be able to run a tour for all you frothing freeriders so a big thanks!
This tour has been set up to provide our junior and adult athletes with the opportunity to compete in professionally run freeride competitions. Our focus is on fun, participation and safety along with promoting the incredible sport that is freeriding.
We are proud to be sanctioned by the prestigious Freeride World Tour (FWT) and are delighted to be running a tour of three events in one season!
Stop #1 - The Remarkables - 5th - 6th September (comp day Saturday, weather day Sunday)
Stop #2 - Mt Olympus - 9th - 10th September (comp day Thursday, weather day Saturday)
Stop #3 - Mt Olympus - 11th - 12th September (comp day Saturday, weather day Sunday)
Ski and snowboard
Male and female
14 - 17 years
Under 16 Ski Men
Under 14 (all categories)
Under 10 (depending on demand)
The athletes with the most points in each category after the completion of the tour will be crowned the Overall NZJFT champions.
As past years the NZJFT will again award invitations to the 2019 JFT World Championship to the stand out skiers and boarders in the 14 – 17 age category (potential for both boys and girls). In past years we have selected a team based off results and personal performace on the NZJFT. The teams have backed up their performances on the NZJFT at the Junior World Championships and have showed NZ is a nation to be reckoned with. In five years NZ has had 4 overall European champion titles claimed by kiwis.