The Scottish Freedom Series is Scotlands’s Big Mountain Freeride competition series open to skiers and snowboarders of 18 years or older. The series takes place over 3 competition weekends between February and April and each event is held at a different mountain range in the Scottish Highlands.
The Scottish Freedom Series is all about FREEDOM and EXPRESSION…
FREEDOM to choose which event(s) you enter
FREEDOM to decide whether to compete alone or as part of a team
FREEDOM to choose your “ride” (skis or snowboard)
FREEDOM to choose your own line, your own moves and how hard you want to “go at it”, and express yourself.
The events are as much about participation and stoke as they are about competition. Come alone, or make up a team. Join in the camaraderie and soak up the spirit of a series that celebrates the freedom of the mountain.
At each competition all riders are ranked and can win medals and prizes. They are also awarded overall “series points” based on their ranking in the male/female, ski/board categories. As riders attend more events, so these series points accumulate and, after the final event, the Coe Cup, the 5 riders with most series points in each category then battle it out in a one run all-out series final contest. Scottish Freedom Series champions then take home the annual recurring trophy and hold the accolade reigning top (male/female, ski/board) freeriders in the country, until the series runs and finds new champions the following year.
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JUNIOR FREEDOM SERIES
Junior Freedom Series…
SFS COMPETITION FACES
Each event in the Scottish Freedom Series is unique. The terrain in each of the competition venues varies greatly and this, combined with the changeable snowpack and weather conditions on the day, means that each event will pose very different challenges to riders. The selection of the competition face will rest with the event director, the judging panel and the ski patrol and safety team operating at the venue. Whilst a midweek indication of location will be issued prior to each comp, the final decision can only be taken on the morning of the event day, based upon the visibility/wind and snow conditions. The images/notes below give an indication of the competition face options available for the different locations.
Ben Lawers Range
The Lawers of Gravity
COMPETITION FACE: The ``Lawers of Gravity`` event will take competitors into the centrally located Ben Lawers Range of mountains, that lie to the North of Loch Tay (just 90 mins from Edinburgh and Glasgow). This range offers summits of 4000ft and a choice of impressive freeride competition faces with deep gullies and many naturally occuring rock features, facing every aspect. The choice is exceptional. View the 1044m summit of Tarmachan on ``Walk Highlands`` maps The event will require a 90minute hike/skin to reach the summit/start area. We would recommend competitors explore and ride the mountain prior to the competition date.
COMPETITION FACE: The ``Corrie Challenge`` will take place in back corries. This is a natural FREERIDE playground with many lines available. Back Corries is served by The Nevis Range's Plateau Poma uplift, but the event will require riders to make a short hike/skin across the plateau to reach the start area. The exact location of the competition face will only be confirmed on the morning of the event.
COMPETITION FACE: The ``Coe Cup`` takes place on Glencoe's flypaper, radio gully and the surrounding face and east ridge. This tried and tested freeride face has hosted the Coe Cup for the last 4 years and offers multiple choices of line with some extreme options. The competition start area is lift served by the main basin t-bar and poma and then requires a traverse of 300 metres east from the summit of Meall a Bhuridh. In situations of extremely poor visibility the competition may be moved to the rocky face beneath the cliffhanger chairlift incorporating the canyon.
COMPETITION FACE: From the summit of Meall a' Bhuiridh, the continuation to Creise goes south west and then west over a col with a height of 932 metres which connects the two mountains to reach the summit plateau of Creise. There we will traverse to the south along the ridge to the highest point Clach Leathad 1099m. An all-out one run final deciding event, in Clach Leathad, for those riders that have reached podium potential in the overall series ranks.
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