IFSA announces the opening of the 2024-2025 Freeride Season in the Southern Hemisphere, featuring Freeride Weeks at El Colorado and Las Lenas.

The International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association (IFSA) is excited to announce the kickoff of the 2024-2025 freeride season in the Southern Hemisphere with events in Chile and Argentina from July to September.

El Colorado Mountain Center in Chile will host the inaugural Junior Andes Freeride Week (August 6-11) and the Qualifier Series Andes Freeride Week (August 20-26). Freeride Chile, in partnership with El Colorado, is launching a multi-year development plan focused on education and events to advance the professionalization of freeride. Each week will feature multiple competitions, including South America’s first Junior 3* event and the return of professional Adult 4* events to the Andes.

Las Lenas Ski Resort, situated in the Mendoza Province just 50 miles from Malargue, Argentina, will host Las Lenas Freeride Week from September 3-8, featuring Junior 2* and Qualifier 2* & 3* events throughout the week. With vast off-piste options, freeriders can explore numerous chutes, bowls, and split board terrain.

Registration for Freeride Chile and Freeride Argentina events opens June 18. For more information and to register, visit www.ifsafreeride.org.

Junior athlete participation in South America has doubled, with projections indicating 200 competitors in 2024. This expansion marks a milestone for the IFSA, extending its reach across four countries in the Americas. South American athletes now have the chance to qualify for the Junior Freeride Championship in North America in April 2025, with nine qualifying for the event in Breckenridge, Colorado, last April.

The freeride season in South America offers North American athletes a chance to compete and experience diverse cultures, while South American athletes can compete in North America, underscoring the unifying spirit of freeride across the Americas.This cultural exchange enriches the freeride community and fosters global citizenry, enhancing the competitive landscape and strengthening bonds between athletes worldwide.

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