The Freride World Qualifier 2020 is one of the biggest events worldwide with 80 races and over 2000 riders competing for a single prize - the 'ticket' to FWT 2021 .
For the first time ever the FWQ will be heading to Greece for the Freeride Contest Greece 2* at Mt Parnassos on 13th -15th March.
To register for the Freeride Contest Gr visit the Official Site -> www.freeridecontest.gr
Registrations open on 30/01 / 2020-15 / 02/2020.
WayOut Adventures, as the organizer of this unique event, has created 'Athlete Hospitality Package' for all athletes icluding accommodation, transportation, seminars and access to VIP venues and parties.
See more below.
M. Defner Refuge:
M Defner's refuge is at an altitude of 1,820 meters on the western outskirts of the Gerontovrachos peak of Parnassos, just 500 meters away from the ski resort.
For the 3 days of the race (weather window) the Freeride Contest Gr has booked the entire shelter (can accommodate 33 people in 4 different rooms) exclusively for FWQ riders, organization team and judges.
The refuge will be the core of the whole event.
The warm and welcoming environment, with shared rooms and dining area with panoramic views of the Corinthian Gulf is the ultimate gathering-socializing place for the ski community.
The shelter will also host the Snow Safety Seminar as well as special events.
The stone-built guesthouse Nikky's Place is located in the village of Livadi, 7 km away from the picturesque Arachova and the ski resort of Parnassos. The ultimate Hot Spot, as its unique location offers a variety of choices in restaurants, bars and shops.
The guest house also has a fully equipped and cozy lounge that offers moments of relaxation and fun. A table tennis table, billiards and a TV for ski-movies projection, as well as the bar that offers drnks and coffee creates the ultimate gathering and chilling place for the team of Freeride Contest Gr.
Ski resort transportation
During the three days of the race (weather window), for all the athletes who have chosen either M. Defner shelter or Nikky's Guesthouse in Livadi for their stay, a shuttle bus will be offered from their place to the Parnassos ski resort and back.
The bus will have one itinerary each day.
Snow Safety Seminar
The Freeride Contest Gr team, with its dedicated trainers and mountain guides, will provide to the riders who will book the athletes package, a complete snow safety seminar to enhance with knowledge and safety for the demanding race that follows.
The Snow Safety Seminar will be held at the M. Defner Shelter with main training points:
VIP access to parties and other venues
The Freeride Contest Gr reserves endless surprises for athletes of the race through the Athletes package.
Secret events and parties over the three days, in highly atmospheric locations, with music, fires, drinks and unique happenings make up the ultimate event. The highlight of the day will be the after-race party where the grand winners of the race will be awarded and all together we will close this 3-day event with a great celebration, live music and a crazy atmosphere.
*Pic Credits: FWT / JBERNARD
*Pic Credits: FWT19 / FIE
Athletes should be on the mountain of Parnassos from Thursday 12/03, as the Weather Window of the race is 3 days: 13 / 03-15 / 03/2020. They will get to know exact day of the race, at least 24 hours in advance.
The day before the race or maybe the same morning (decided by the event organizer), the Riders Meeting will be held, which is mandatory for all participants.
It is compulsory for everyone, as important safety issues will be discussed, such snow conditions, potential closed areas on the face, access route to the start, event schedule.
At the end of the Meeting there will be the Face Inspaction. A Guide/Forerunner/Head judge will ride the venue while the riders watch during their face inspection, in order to give them visual information on the snow quality.
Before the start of the race, the athletes will climb to the starting pont, divided into groups according to their participation number, accompanied by a guide.
After the race, there will be a great party to award the big winners.
The cost of Athlete Hospitality Package is € 270 and includes:
Necessary equipment for the race:
* Equipment is mandatory for all athletes who take part in the Freeride Contest Gr and will be checked in the pre-start area. Riders missing any of the mandatory equipment will not be allowed to start
A required level of participation in the Freeride Contest Gr is the ability to control off-piste downhill with a slope of 30-40 degrees, as well as a basic good physical condition. You can Register from 30/01/2020 till 15/02/2020 through: www.freeridecontest.gr
For the Athlete Hospitality Package you can book your slot by depositing the total amount either through our online platform or the following bank account:
Name: WAYOUT ADVENTURES
No. Account: 6409-128567-167
IBAN: GR64017 1409000 6409 128567 167
Reason: On / off, FWQ Athletes Package