Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships in Taos


⇒ Registration for Taos will open January 8, 2015.

⇒ You must have a FWQ athlete license to compete, available here.

Important Information

Taos remains a 4* FWQ (Freeride World Qualifying) event, all competitors who wish to compete must obtain a FWQ athlete license to participate, and results will count towards global FWQ standings as well as towards eligibility for the Freeride World Tour (FWT).


Because Taos is a 4* FWQ event, we do not offer "open" or first come, first served registration. FWQ 4* event athlete slots will be filled based upon the seeding order of an athlete's FWQ overall points. Points from any FWQ event (including events run and managed last year by MSI) count towards an athlete’s overall standings. PLEASE NOTE: MSI (Subaru Freeskiing Series) events held during the 2014-15 season are not sanctioned by the FWT and those events do not award points to athletes. Results from an MSI freeride event(s) may be taken into account in a wild card situation.

The event will be filled based upon FWQ standings, starting no later than 21 days prior to the event. Athletes will be notified at that time that they have been accepted to the event.

Non-seeded athletes will be accepted on a space available basis.

We do expect to be able to host a limited number of non-seeded athletes and these spots will be filled on a first-come, first served basis, after seeded athletes have confirmed their participation.

There will also be a highly limited number of wild card entries awarded to athletes who have demonstrated top level results in similar competitions or who have outstanding resumes in regards to athletic achievement.

Athlete License

As part of the FWQ, Taos will require all athletes to have or obtain prior to competing an FWT athlete license. You cannot register for this license through Taos or at the event. You must register and obtain your license prior to arrival in Taos.

2015 IFSA/FAQ adult license are now available on Member Pro.

Junior Event Information

For complete Junior event information, please visit:

Final Words

We understand that the ongoing development of big-mountain freeriding events, the situation with MSI’s stand alone tour and the new partnership with the IFSA and the FWT has made the current landscape for athletes more complex, however we feel that the changes occurring will benefit both the sport and the athletes.

It is our goal to work as closely with the athlete community as possible to address concerns and questions regarding the Taos FWQ event as well as the broader changes that are occurring. Please let us know if you have any questions or thoughts regarding the Taos FWQ event or if we can assist in any way.


Jonah Salloway, Events Coordinator
Phone: 575-776-2291