Is safety equipment required?
YES! Please review the following items in order to compete in IFSA-sanctioned events:
- Helmets manufactured and certified for snow sports are required at all times when inspecting, competing, or riding within the venue.
- It is MANDATORY that that an athlete wear a back protector during any competition run(s). The back protector must be a stand-alone piece of equipment designed to protect users from impact during a fall. Backpacks, avalanche packs, etc. that are worn externally will not be considered valid back protectors.
- Riders must have proof of individual insurance at athlete check-in and have it available for the duration of the competition.
- The IFSA strongly recommends additional protective gear when training or competing in Freeride such as but not limited to: hip, knee, and elbow pads, and a mouth guard.
Athletes failing to meet equipment requirements set by both the IFSA and the Event Organizer will not be permitted to start and will be awarded a DNS (Did Not Start) score, earning no points. DNS riders will not receive a refund for the registration fee.
The Event Organizer has the right to require additional protective and/or safety equipment including protective gear such as an avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel, and avalanche avalung or bag. Athletes failing to meet equipment requirements set by the Event Organizer will not be permitted to start and will be awarded a DNS (Did Not Start) score.