The energy levels of freeskiing athletes across North America shifts higher with another action packed winter competition season just around the corner. The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series is opening athlete registration Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:00am MST. Athlete Relations anticipates registration to fill extremely fast after opening.
Pre-qualified athletes must also indicate interest by registering. Pre-qualification is based off of the 2011-12 AFP end of year standings. The top 30 men in slopestyle, top 20 men in halfpipe, top 20 women in slopestyle, and top 20 women in halfpipe are prequalified. Athletes must be 14 or older to compete as of December 31, 2012. A list of prequalified athletes is available online at http://thenorthfaceppos.com/about-2/.
2012-13 PPOS Series Schedule
Copper Mountain, Colorado (FIS Event) – December 7-9, 2012 –Halfpipe
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia – January 14-17, 2013 – Halfpipe & Slopestyle
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire – February 23, 2013 – Rail Jam & Big Air
Northstar California Resort, California (FIS Event) – March 8-10, 2013 – Slopestyle
Important Athlete Information
For Copper Mountain and Northstar California Resort events only, athletes must have a valid FIS and USSA membership at least one week prior to the event to compete. To purchase your FIS and USSA membership, visit http://ussa.org/global/ussa-fis-membership-applications.
Athletes must be at least 14 years old as of December 31, 2012 to compete. Athletes under the age of 18 will need to have a legal guardian sign both the MSI and Resort Waivers and bring them to each event. The waivers for all four events can be found at the bottom of the first page of the registration site.
To register for the The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series, visit TheNorthFacePPOS.com registration tab or click this link: http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1023276.