Text by Skisluts.be

The North Face Ski Challenge

is a leading freestyle ski contest for youngsters not older then 21.

The best riders are selected in different selection contests, in areas

located throughout Europe. Those who make it to the finals are invited

for the main event, that takes place in Val Thorenz (FR) on the 26th,

27th and 28th of march 2010.

Directly participating in the finals is not possible, everyone gets

equal chances en everyone who meets the age requirements can

participate, disregarding his or her nationality. Doing so, the riders

of the Airborne Freestyle Skiteam

have participated 2 times already in the past, with nice results in the

end. Last year Dries Lemmens advanced nicely to the finals and achieved

a 4th place in the freeride discipline. This great result provided him

with a sponsorship of The North Face Belgium.more

Meanwhile we have advanced to the 3th edition of this international

competition and this year there are national qualifying rounds in

Finland, Germany, Russia, Slovakia and in the Czech Republic. The

international qualifying rounds (were also we Belgians can participate)

takes place in Flachauwinkel (Austria), Are (Sweden), Hemsedal (Norway), Chamonix (France), Alagna (Italy).

Every Belgian and every Dutchman can

prove his -or herself on this contest among the other European riders.

First place price is certainly no small one, the winner goes home with

a nice sponsorship deal of the North Face and Atomic skis, also will the winner be treated like a pro-rider. So come on, this is your chance!

In the next weeks Skisluts.be will keep an eye on The North Face Ski

Challenge and post updates on a regular basis. The national and

international stops will be covered from a distance, Skisluts.be will

attend the finals live in Val Thorenz providing pictures en video

footage on her website.

For those who are already interested in participating, all the information can be found on the following website by clicking here. Registering goes through this link.

The Airborne crew is probably going to the international stop in

Flachauwinkel, people who would like to join the Belgian riders may

contact the chairman of Airborne.

Summary of the freeride finals edition 2009


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