What is the IFSA Code of Conduct?

Your IFSA Membership is a privilege, not a right. When attending or participating in an IFSA-sanctioned event, members must agree to conduct themselves according to the IFSA established Code of Conduct below. All IFSA members must demonstrate sportsmanlike manner and are responsible for their actions while attending or participating in all IFSA-sanctioned events.


When an individual violates the Code of Conduct there may be consequences associated with that misconduct. Depending on how egregious the misconduct is, the IFSA Board of Directors reserves the right to impose sanctions, suspension, or expulsion as determined on a case-by-case basis.

Good sportsmanship is defined as, but is not limited to: respect for competition officials, resort employees, fellow IFSA competitors and employees, and the skiing and snowboarding public, respect for facilities, privileges and operating procedures, the use of courtesy and good manners, acting responsibly and maturely, refraining from the use of profane or abusive language, and abstinence from illegal or immoderate use of alcohol and use of illegal or banned drugs.

The following rules encompass the IFSA Code of Conduct:

  • IFSA athletes will abide by local, regional, state and federal law while participating in an IFSA event.

  • Athletes will ride in control and obey all mountain signage when riding outside of the venue.

  • Drug and alcohol use by IFSA athletes is prohibited and is grounds for disqualification and suspension.

  • IFSA athletes must observe all rules and codes of conduct of the host mountain.

  • Ducking any rope line or disobeying any obvious signage is prohibited.

  • IFSA athletes must act in a professional manner and exercise good judgment.

  • IFSA athletes will treat each other, event officials, mountain officials, promoters, hosts, organizers, sponsors, coaches, parents, and the general public with respect and kindness.

  • IFSA athletes will refrain from use of abusive language or behavior.

  • IFSA athletes will not steal, deface, or destroy sponsor or organizer/host equipment or signage.

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