September 1, 19,
The North Face Frontier is the Freeride event within the Winter Games NZ calendar, held in Queenstown at The Remarkables and consists of two Freeride World Tour Qualifier events. The aim for these talented skiers and snowboarders is to ride from the top to the bottom of the natural (ungroomed) face with as much fluidity, style and speed as possible while performing tricks on the natural features, like rock drops and cornices. The North Face Frontier FWQ 2* will be held in Shadow Basin on the 1 September (confirmed as of Friday 30th August) and the athletes with top results will be invited to the 4* event happening just a couple of days later.
The timings for competition day are as follows:
6.30am The Remarkables: Riders desk opens – purchase lift passes (50% disc), collect Bib.
6.30am Conditions and event update on Social Media
8.00am Riders Briefing – West Wing Cafe at The Remarkables
8.20am Load Curvey Basin Chair in category order please to begin face inspection
8.20-9.20am Face Inspection
9.20am Load Shadow Basin Chair (category start order). The hike to the start line opens and mandatory equipment checks carried out. (helmet, back protection, transceiver, shovel, probe, Recco, (Recco reflectors are included in your athlete pack at bib collection.)
10.00am COMPETITION STARTS
Category order : Women Snowboard, Men Snowboard, Women Ski, Men Ski
2.00pm COMPETITION ENDS
3.00pm Award ceremony – On the terrace at The Remarkables main building.
The North Face Frontier is weather and snow condition dependent.
For the latest schedule updates please check our Facebook Page!