The North Face Freeski Open of New Zealand has well and truly established itself as the largest multi-discipline open freeski event in the southern hemisphere. As one of the first events of the season for both the AFP World Tour and the Freeride World Tour many of the worldʼs top halfpipe, slopestyle and big mountain skiers will make the trip down to the beautiful Southern Lakes of New Zealand to compete. 

Jossi Wells. Photo by Fabrice Wittner


To aid all the international competitors in their planning for the upcoming season the registration has opened up quite early for the TNFFSO and any skier interested in competing will now be able to register online for their disciplines. There will be an entry fee of $80 USD per discipline. Athletes looking to register for slopestyle or halfpipe simply have to head to, build a profile, register for their discipline and pay using a number of different methods.

Janina Kuzma. Photo by Fabrice Wittner

Registration for the 3 Star FWQ at the Remarkables will open early June when the FWQ launches its new international registration system. This way all athletes are automatically entered into the FWQ ranking, ensuring streamlined athlete information across all FWT/Q events. Stay tuned for more information. Registration for all events closes on the 15th of August, there are limited spots available and last year they filled up quickly, so to guarantee a spot athletes should register as soon as possible. 

Kim Lamarre. Photo by Fabrice Wittner


Event invitations are currently being finalized, however any athlete in the top 20 of the AFP or FWT/FWQ rankings can email and apply for pre-qualification in their discipline. 

Taylor Seaton. Photo by Fabrice Wittner


For more information on The North Face Freeski Open of New Zealand, visit