THE Scottish Freedom Series
B I G M O U N T A I N F R E E R I D E T O U R
SCOTLAND'S CHAMPIONSHIP FREERIDE EVENTBROUGHT TO YOU BY BRITISH FREERIDESUPPORTED BY SNOWSPORT SCOTLAND
The Scottish Freedom Series (SFS) is Scotland's Big Mountain Freeride Tour and the British Freeride Championships comprising 3 separate weekend freeride events based at some of Scotland's finest off-piste locations.
ROUND 1 - LAWERS OF GRAVITY w/e 12/13 Feb 2022
ROUND 2 - CORRIE CHALLENGE w/e 5/6 Mar 2022
ROUND 3 - COE CUP w/e 26/27 Mar 2022
The programme for each weekend will vary slightly for each venue but generally include a rider briefing, rider competition face recce, the judged competition runs and then a prize giving & social. The comp takes place on the best day of weekend, so riders are encouraged to make a weekend of it, stay locally, hook-up with other riders and come and join in the spirit of the series and ride together on the other day. Please note that if an event cannot go ahead at any point over the weekend it will unfortunately be cancelled.
Each competition follows the internationally recognised FWT competition format. All competitors are judged on their freeriding performance on a single competition run down a designated steep, often rocky, off-piste competition face.
At each event competitors are allocated series points for their ranking. After the final event, the competitors with the highest accumulated series points are crowned overall British Freeride Champion.
FREEDOM & EXPRESSION
The Scottish Freedom Series is all about FREEDOM and EXPRESSION - freedom to choose the event(s) you enter, whether you ride solo or as a team, your ride (skis or board) and most importantly how hard you want to “go at it”, and ultimately express yourself.
Events are as much about participation, stoke and friendship 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.
ROUND 1 - LAWERS OF GRAVITY
LAWERS WEEKEND 12/13 Feb 2022
SFS ROUND 1 takes riders into the impressive LAWERS RANGE for the only competition in the series that is a "Hike and Ride" event. The competition usually takes place on Meall-Nan-Tarmachan and riders should come prepared to skin, snow-shoe or boot-hack up the mountain, before an epic descent through your choice of gullies, flutes, cliffs, or rolls.
ROUND 2 - CORRIE CHALLENGE
"Summit Gully is a very special place - an awesome backdrop for a full-on freeride comp, offering steeps and huge drops" Dave Biggin - 4 times British Freeride male ski champion 2012-16.
NEVIS WEEKEND 5/6 Mar 2022
SFS ROUND 2 leads riders westwards to the infamous back corries of the NEVIS RANGE, one of the jewels in the crown of Scottish freeride locations. The competition usually takes place in either Summit Gully or G&T Gully depending upon conditions. If in Summit Gully, one of the extra highlights of the event is the skidoo tow-ride across the Aonach Mor plateau kindly organised by the Nevis Ski Patrol.
ROUND 3 - THE COE CUP
"The Coe Cup weekend is my highlight of the year - It's just the best. Every year it more than lives up to expectations." Katie Small - 4 times British Freeride female ski champion 2014-2018
WEEKEND 26/27 Mar 2022
SFS ROUND 3, the final round of the series brings riders home to the birthplace of Scottish freeride for the long respected and much heralded Coe Cup. Flypaper and the East Ridge take no prisoners at the biggest event in the Scottish Freeride calendar with their impressive steeps and unforgiving drops. It's pretty epic just being there for the weekend. It's the CULMINATION and for some... TRIUMPH! - Gotta come!!
CHAMPIONS & RESULTS
Results go back to that first Coe Cup in 2012, when about 50 riders ventured out onto flypaper onto what seemed like the last patch of snow in Scotland. A good few of us were there and remember what an amazing and memorable day it was.
Pictured above are the winners of that 2012 Coe Cup… Look what it started.
2022 SFS FREERIDE CHAMPIONSHIPS
SFS OVERALL SERIES Championship Ranking to come
SFS Lawers of Gravity Results to come
SFS Corrie Challenge Results to come
SFS Coe Cup Results to come
2020+2021 COVID CANCELLATIONS
2019 SFS FREERIDE CHAMPIONSHIPS
2018 SFS FREERIDE CHAMPIONSHIPS
2017 NO SNOW YEAR!!
2016 SFS FREERIDE CHAMPIONSHIPS
2015 SFS FREERIDE CHAMPIONSHIPS
2014 SFS FREERIDE CHAMPIONSHIPS
2013 COE CUP
2012 COE CUP
MALE SKI Results
MALE SNOWBOARD Results
COMMITTED, SUPPORTIVE AND GENEROUS…
The organisations that support the Scottish Freedom Series are critical to provide us with resources, prizes, and the equipment needed to deliver safe events. This is what enables us to give you, the riders the best experience we can.
For 2021 the Scottish Freedom Series is very grateful to:-