THE FUTURES TOUR

Created: 27 October 2021


The Futures Tour

This multi event series is hosted in collaboration between USASA and US Ski & Snowboard event departments along with support from regional clubs and event organizers. It is designed to be the entry level into FIS competitions for Freeski and Snowboard and serves as the stepping stone to Nor-am, World Cup, X games and Olympic qualification. Hosted by USASA these events showcase the premier USASA Series and USASA director led event teams, while providing a regional event experience a notch above the USASA regional series events. USASA Regional and National ranking as well as FIS points will be awarded.

 

USASA and FIS Memberships are Required

Competitors are required to have current USASA, US Ski & Snowboard, and FIS membership in order to register for a competition.  You will not be able to register online if you do not already have an active membership for each - USASA, US Ski & Snowboard, and FIS. The minimum age for entry into the contest is 13 for freestyle events, 15 for boardercross and snowboard racing, and 16 for skicross. All adult members (18 and over) must clear a background screen and pass Safe Sport education protocols prior to registering for the event through US Ski& Snowboard. The competition will be scored as an open age group for FIS results and in individual age classes for the USASA results awarding both regional and national points.  

Skicross athletes who are in the youth age category will not receive USASA regional or national points. This is due to the FIS age split in this age group and to maintain National Ranking integrity. Only those age categories where all ages represented can be counted for USASA ranking.

 

Refunds

  • Will not be given except in a medical emergency with a letter from the physician.

 

Points and Ranking

  • Athletes will receive USASA Regional and National Ranking points in your age group and FIS points. The competitions will be scored on an open range and then age group points will be assigned for the USASA result. The FIS result will not reflect age groups. All results will also be scored on the WSPL.

 

 

Futures Tour Schedules Click HERE

 

FIS rules will be followed and USASA rules respected. Finals formats will be determined at the TC meeting prior to the competition.

 

Coaches are required to have a membership with both USASA and US Ski and Snowboard

 

 

FAQ

  1. Who should sign up for these competitions? The competitions are open to those with both USASA, and US Ski & Snowboard memberships and are holding a valid FIS license who are 13 for freestyle events, 15 for boardercross and snowboard racing, and 16 for skicross. However, athletes should consider if they are ready to step up to an open style format with bigger features and a higher level of difficulty.
  2. How do I qualify for the USASA National Championships now? The same way as always. These competitions serve as both USASA qualifiers and allow athletes to stay in their age group and begin to work on their FIS point profile. Keep in mind USASA has lowered the qualification number for the bigger age groups to 68 max field size at the USASA National Championships.
  3. Do I have to move to Open Class? No, you do not, you should stay in USASA age class and compete in age class at National Championships. These Futures Tour competitions have no bearing on movement up to Open and will help you earn FIS points to be considered for the Rev Tour Hole Shot, Race to the Cup, or bigger competitions in the future. If you want to compete in the FIS finals competition at National Championships you will have to choose either age class or Open, but may not do both. 
  4. Where do I register? You register at www.usasa.org and find the competition in each series where they are represented. You must sign up for each competition separately. 
  5. What if I am an international competitor? Registration will be sent through your NGB by submitting the official inscription to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no less than 2 weeks prior to the competition. Additionally, you must obtain the required USASA membership and each competitor must register for each competition in advance online.

 

Futures Tour events are operated independently by USASA Regional Series and sanctioned by USASA and FIS in coordination with US Ski & Snowboard.

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