We are very excited to announce the 7th year of the New Zealand Junior Freeride Tour!
In amongst very uncertain times we are very proud to announce the New Zealand Freeride Tour presented by The North Face, Yes you read that right! The North Face are the title sponsor for 2021.
We are proudly supported by the resorts - Remarkables, Mt Olympus & Turoa - As per past years we are suppored by NZ SnowSports, Volkl, Jonel Hydraulics. This year we are extremely proud to have the North Face as the 2021 title sponsor coming onboard 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 - 4th - 5th September (comp day Saturday, weather day Sunday)
Stop #2 - Mt Olympus - 9th - 11th September (weather window Friday - Sunday. Competition will be the best weather day)
Stop #3 - Turoa, Mt Ruapehu - 18th - 20th September (weather window Friday - Sunday. Competition will be the best weather day)
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.
Just this summer the NZ team had their best result as a team at the Junior World Champs, SKi men - 3rd by Lach Powell, 6th Finn Powell. James Thompson 5th place men's snowboard!