Mt Olympus Freeride Open
WITH GREAT REGRET WE INFORM YOU THAT THE MOUNT OLYMPUS FREERIDE OPEN WILL TAKE A YEAR OFF FOR THE 2020 SEASON.
THE ORGANISORS OF THIS FUN EVENT WANTED TO CONCENTRATE OF SALVAGING THE HIGHEST LEVEL EVENT POSSIBLE THIS YEAR.
THE NEW EVENT IS THE REMARKABLES VERTICAL DROP.
THIS IS THE YEAR FOR NON RANKED RIDERS TO GIVE THEMSELVES A CHANCE TO TAKE DOWN SOME OF NZ'S TOP RANKED FREERIDE WORLD TOUR ATHLETES.
WE WILL BE BACK FOR THE 2021 WINTER!
Mt Olympus ski area is situated at the southern end of the Craigieburn Range in the Canterbury High Country.
This club field is one of NZ's hidden gems with ideal terrain for a freeride comp.
10th - 13h September (1 day of competition, 4 possible weather days)
1) Registration via Freeride World Tour website
2) You must become a freeride world tour member and fill out a waiver
One event license 10 EURO or season license 35 EURO.
1 run only, as per Freeride Qualifier event
Visual inspection only
EVENT SCHEDULE (subject to change)
8.00am - 8.45am - rider check in
9.15am - riders briefing & visual inspection at base of venue (TBC)
10.00am - event starts
4.00pm - prize giving
Helmet, Back Protection, Backpack, Avalanche Transceiver, Shovel and probe are mandatory.
Equipment will be checked on comp day and if any piece is missing no competition!
Mouth guard and ABS are not mandatory but highly recommended
Athletes need to be able to ride a nut cracker to access the venue
For accommodation bookings contact:
Special accommodation and lift pass prices for rider
Be warned the access road in Mt Olympus can require high ground clearance + 4WD + chains