These talented skiers and snowboarders 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 natural features, like rock drops and cornices.
The two events are impressive to watch and are guaranteed to give you that heart in your mouth feeling as they launch off the top. With the excellent facilities and spectacular terrain of The Remarkables as the competition venue and as one of the first events of the FWQ season, The North Face Frontier hopes to attract top level competitors from all over the globe.
Entries for both the 2* and 4* will open online on the Freeride World Tour website on 18 July 2019 at 12:00 CET and close on 1 August 2019 at 24:00 CET. Both events will be held at The Remarkables, Queenstown.
Every rider must be a FWQ member with a valid 2019 license in order to sign up for the event/s. These licenses can be purchased through the FWQ online registration platform. Once logged in you can sign up for the event.
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Please contact Winter Games NZ Freeride Manager Toby Garland on firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have. Our team is here to help.
Entry Deadline for The North Face Frontier 2* & 4* Freeride World Qualifiers – 1 August 2019
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Jess grew up shredding the slopes of Turoa. In 2019 she topped the Freeride World Qualifier Tour rankings and earned her place on the Freeride World Tour.
Career highlights: 1st place 2019 FWQ Nendaz Freeride 4*, 1st place 2019 FWQ The North Face Frontier 4*, 1st place 2019 FWQ Open Faces Silvretta Montafon 4*
Winning a Freeride World Qualifier on his home mountain was exactly the motivation Blake Marshall needed to take the next step in his competitive skiing career. The Queenstown local is now set to take on the Freeride World Tour in 2020.
Career highlights: Winning The North Face Frontier 4* FWQ at the Winter Games NZ 2019
This rising star of the freeride world first got on skis somewhere around the age of two and spent his formative years ripping around the Canterbury club fields. Craig made his way through the ranks of the New Zealand Junior Freeride Tour, the Freeride World Junior Tour and the Freeride World Qualifier Tour (FWQ), qualifying to compete on the 2018 Freeride World Tour (FWT) where he claimed two podium finishes.
Career highlights: 2nd place FWT Final Verbier 2018; 2nd place FWT Vallnord-Arcalis, Andorra; Qualifying for 2018 FWT; Winner Hochfugen 4* FWQ and Open Faces Obergurgl-Hochgurgl 4* FWQ, 2017; Junior Freeride World Tour Champion 2016