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 the Rev Tour/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. 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.  

 

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.

Final formats will be determined at the TC meeting prior to the competition. All athletes must be represented at the TC meeting.

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. 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. Practices are typically shorter and the courses are more demanding.
  2. How do I qualify for the USASA National Championships now? Through USASA regional events, the same way as always. Futures competitions serve as both USASA qualifiers and also allow athletes to stay in their age group and begin to work on their FIS point profile and get an entry to Rev Tour. Entry to USASA nationals requires a commitment to regional events. 
  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 class and will help you earn FIS points to be considered for the Rev Tour, or bigger competitions in the future. If you want to compete in the USASA Open class 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 ($15) and each competitor must register for each competition in advance online.
  6. How do I get into the Rev Tour?  You can find the full criteria here:

 

Slopestyle- Top 2 Men / 2 Women from 2022 Futures Tour events, Top 2 Men / 2 Women from 2023 Futures Tour events

*Athletes qualify for the remaining 2023 Rev Tour season and 23/24 Rev Tour season
*Spots will be handed down if athlete is already qualified from another criteria or is held by International athlete

* Handed down spot will not exceed Men’s 10th place and Women’s 5th place, and will be valid for remaining 2023 season only.

Halfpipe- Top 3 Men / 3 Women from 2022 Futures Tour events, Top 3 Men / 3 Women from 2023 Futures Tour events


*Athletes qualify for the remaining 2023 Rev Tour season and 23/24 Rev Tour season
*Spots will be handed down if athlete is already qualified from another criteria or is held by International athlete

* Handed down spot will not exceed Men’s 10th place and Women’s 5th place, and will be valid for remaining 2023 season only.

 

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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