FREERIDE GAINS OFFICIAL FIS RECOGNITION

 

FREERIDE GAINS OFFICIAL FIS RECOGNITION: A PIVOTAL MOMENT FOR FREERIDE.

During the International Ski & Snowboard Federation (FIS) 55th International Ski Congress held in Reykjavik on June 5, 2024, delegates voted to recognize Freeride Skiing and Snowboarding as an official discipline.

Following FIS’s acquisition of the Freeride World Tour (FWT), which constitutes Region 1, in December 2022, this historic progression marks a watershed moment for Freeride. This decision increases exposure and advancement for the sport and our dedicated athletes, potentially paving the way for the inclusion of Freeride in future Winter Olympic Games.

FIS’s recognition of Freeride within its official disciplines is a testament to the growing global support for the sport, undoubtedly driven by the passion and dedication of our athletes and community. With over 6000 athletes across four countries in Region 2, this may further increase growth and opportunities for the athletes in our community.

IFSA remains unwavering in its commitment to nurturing the grassroots of our Junior and Qualifier Series, which serve as the foundation of the Region 2 Freeride community.

The official recognition of Freeride by FIS underscores the sport’s increasing prominence on the world stage. IFSA will continue working closely with FIS-FWT to further elevate and advance Freeride skiing and snowboarding around the world.

 

2024 Press Release_ FIS Recognizes Freeride

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