The North Face Frontier 2* & 4* Freeride World Qualifiers
We are delighted to invite all freeriders to New Zealand for the Winter Games NZ 2023. Registration is now OPEN!
From September 2nd-8th at The Remarkables Ski Area, The North Face Frontier once again includes the 2* and 4* Freeride World Tour Qualifier sanctioned events and provides the perfect springboard to earning a highly sought after spot on the Freeride World Tour.
Freeride World Tour Qualifier 2* Saturday September 2nd – Wednesday September 6th, 2023
Freeride World Tour Qualifier 4* Sunday September 3rd – Friday September 8th, 2023
The Remarkables Ski Area will host The North Face Frontier and is one of two ski fields in Queenstown, New Zealand. The excellent facilities and spectacular big mountain terrain of The Remarkables promise to provide the perfect platform for athletes to put on a spectacular show.
The 2* venue will be hosted in Shadow Basin.
The 4* venue is back in the iconic Alta Chutes.
Spectators are invited and encouraged to come and watch. It's free to view the events once you're on the mountain. Please check out the spectator map below!
You'll need a lift pass for The Remarkables Ski Area to access the 2* venue in Shadow Basin- take the Shadow Basin chair up and ski down a blue run to the finish area; there is no walking access to this location.
To access the 4* finish area on Lake Alta, there are 2 ways to get there- Advanced skiers & boarders can access from the top of Curvy Basin Chair with an off-piste steep traverse the push across the lake, or you can load Alta Chair as a foot passenger (pass required) and walk up to the lake, snow shoes advised, approximately 45 mins.
At the finish areas, we have music, a BBQ and MCs commentating and explaining what's going on and who is competing. Come join the fun, watch the show and support local and international stars as they take on the steep rocky competition faces. Each athlete only gets one run.
Prize giving will be on the deck at the Remarkables cafe after the competition has finished.
There will be an after-party the night of the 4*, location TBC in Wānaka; come party with the crew.
Keep up-to-date with what's happening on the event Facebook page here