Fernie was once again one of the International Freeskiers Association (IFSA) National events stops on the 2014 IFSA Junior Freeski Tour this weekend.
Skiers showed their stuff on black diamond run Big Bang for the qualifying rounds on Friday and Saturday. Finalists graduated to skiing Polar Peak, launching themselves down the double black diamond slopes of Grandpa, Papa, Mama, and Baby Bear on a clear and crisp Sunday.
Some of the best junior free skiers in North America displayed their skiing skills on the natural terrain while being judged on five categories: line choice, control, fluidity, technique and style/energy.
The event was open to skiers ages 12-18 with four categories: Boys 12-14, Girls 12-14, Boys 15-18 and Girls 15-18 to align with the IFSA qualification standards.
Winners of the Fernie event gained points towards being the North American Junior Freeski Champion and won great prizes from their sponsors.
For more information on pre-qualified status and ski team quotas please visit the IFSA website www.freeskiers.org.