ROOTED in Progression
The International Freeskier & Snowboarder Association (IFSA) was founded in 1996 by Shane McConkey, a pioneer in freeskiing. Shane believed that freeride athletes would be best served by an athlete-owned organization. 27 years later, we continue to work and play by Shane’s guiding vision – the freerider is our bottom line.
Today, the IFSA focuses on driving exceptional quality and integrity across our sport, as we sanction junior and adult big mountain competitions in North and South America.
SUpport the future of freeride
Your donation will help us continue to grow the sport of freeride, and to improve the experience of our athletes across The Americas. As an example, in 2023-2024, the IFSA is investing money in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, to provide a voice for all populations within our community, and to continue to provide access to our sport.
Thank you for supporting the future of freeride. No donation is too large or too small.
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MAYOR OF FREERIDE
The Mayor of Freeride is a peer nominated award in honor of the late IFSA Head Judge & President Jim Norm Jack. JNJ was an iconic leader, whose kind hearted, free spirited demeanor helped guide the sport of freeriding to where it’s recognized today. These athletes represent all that we love about the sport of Freeriding.