THE FUTURES TOUR 2021

Created: 10 December 2020

THE FUTURES TOUR 2021 DATES
SERIES DATES LOCATION DISCIPLINE
BIG MOUNTAIN WEST Jan. 27-29, 2021 Park City, UT

SB + FS 

Halfpipe + Slopestyle

ROCKY MOUNTAIN Feb. 17-19, 2021  Winter Park, CO

SB + FS

Slopestyle

MAMMOTH UNBOUND Mar. 23-25, 2021 Mammoth, CA

SB + FS

Halfpipe + Slopestyle

We are putting the finishing touches on the first FIS/USASA Futures Tour events of the season.  As a requirement for entry, all athletes who are planning on attending the Park City event must fill out this form in order to be allowed to register on January 12th at usasa.org.  

We will close this request to register (RTR) form at midnight on January 10th at midnight. If you have not filled out the RTR form you will not be allowed to register for the event.  

Online Entry for registration will be available on January 12th. USASA and FIS memberships as well as all adult compliances (SafeSport and Background Screen) must be completed prior to online registration. Athletes will be notified by email that they are approved to register once they have completed the request to register form and have been accepted into the event.

This important RTR information helps us ensure the safety of all at the event and also allows us to keep the highest standards of Covid-19 protocols in place. Please be sure to read through the Enhanced Covid-19 Protocols For High-Level Competitions.  In particular please pay close attention to the following guidelines:

  1. Each credentialed athlete, coach, service technician, official, course worker, and volunteer who may have close contact with other individuals at the competition must have a negative COVID-19 test result from a sample that was collected within 72 hours of the start of the competition.
  2. In the event of international travel into competition, the COVID-19 testing should be conducted within 72 hours or less after the individuals have traveled.

This means that sample collection must be within 72 hrs in advance of January 26th, at 9 am. We will provide a list of testing resources locally as well as the named covid coordinator prior to the event, to better assist in this requirement. 

Field Size and Allocation- Park City  70/30 m+w  

In the event the organizers need to reduce the field size based on the number of requests for registration, the following two criteria will be used to authorize entry:

  1. 80% of the field will be filled from the 2021 6th FIS points list, with priority going to the highest-ranked athletes.
  2. 20% of the field will be filled in the following manner:

Top 3 Highest Ranked Athletes in USASA Rockies Region combined (Aspen Snowmass, Big Mountain West, Rocky MountainSouthwest ColoradoSouthwest FreerideGrand Canyon) per USASA age group: Open, Jams, Junior, Youth, Breaker. Spots will be handed down if filled in criteria #1. 

Registration Requirements

After the RTR is completed you will be notified of your ability to enter the event. Registration will be available only online at www.usasa.org through the regional series hosting the Future Tour competition. Registration will be open two weeks prior to each competition. Each Futures Tour competition must be registered for online separately. There will be no day of registration available for any of the contests. All credentialed athletes, coaches, service technicians, officials, course workers, and volunteers must register for each competition online at www.usasa.org and complete the automated health screen within 72 hours of each competition that you have registered for. You will receive an email notification to complete the online health screen at the address provided when you register immediately following the close of online registration, three days before the event. In addition, all Enhanced Covid Protools for High-Level Competitions will be in place.

Memberships 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. All adult members (18 and over) must clear a background screen and pass Safe Sport education protocols prior to registering for the event. The competition will be scored as an Open Class contest for FIS results and in individual Age classes for the USASA results.

Coaches are required to have a membership with both USASA and US Ski and Snowboard 

Covid-19

All 2020-2021 USASA registration protocols will be in place and health screens pre-competition will be required in addition to US Ski and Snowboarding Enhanced Covid-19 protocols. If you do not complete all aspects of USASA and US Ski & Snowboard covid-19 screening and testing you will not be allowed to participate in the competition.

Pre-Competition COVID-19 Testing
PCR testing should be utilized wherever possible. In the competition that PCR testing cannot be performed, FDA EUA approved antigen tests can be utilized as an alternative.

  • Each credentialed athlete, coach, service technician, official, course worker, and volunteer must register for the competition online at www.usasa.org and complete the automated health screen within 72 hours of the competition. You will receive an email notification to complete the online health screen at the address provided when you register immediately following the close of online registration.
  • Each credentialed athlete, coach, service technician, official, course worker, and volunteer must have a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the start of the competition.
  • An athlete is exempt from testing if they have had a positive PCR Covid-19 test between 15 and 90 days prior to the first day of the event. All test results must be submitted to the COVID-19 coordinator. 
  • If a participant has tested positive or exhibited symptoms (either beginning, middle, or end of symptoms) within the 15-day window prior to the event they cannot compete.
  • If traveling internationally to the competition, the COVID-19 testing should be conducted within 72 hours or less after the individuals have traveled.
  • The negative COVID-19 test result will be submitted to the COVID-19 Coordinator.
    The negative COVID-19 test result should include the following information:
    • Name of patient
    • Patient date of birth
    • Date/time of sample collection 
    • Method of collection (saliva, nasal) and analysis (PCR, antigen)
    • Contact details of the laboratory that performed the test
  • If a negative COVID-19 test is not submitted to the COVID-19 Coordinator the individual will be denied a credential/access to the venue.

The Futures Tour competitions will be hosted in Big Mountain West, Rocky Mountain, and as part of the Unbound Series at Mammoth.

Event Programs

Refunds

  • Will not be given except in a medical emergency with a letter from the physician.
  • If an athlete fails a health screen 72 hours before the competition a refund will be given

 

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.

Rev Tour Qualification

  • Slopestyle
    • Top 2 Men / 2 Women from each 2021 Futures Tour competitions
    • Athletes will also qualify for the remaining 2021 competitions and 2022 Rev Tour season.
    • Spots will be handed down if an athlete is already qualified from another criteria or is held by an International athlete for the 2021 season only.
    • Handed down spot will not exceed Men’s 10th place and Women’s 5th place
  • Halfpipe
    • Top 3 Men / 3 Women from 2021 Futures Tour competitions 
    • Athletes will also qualify for the remaining 2021 competitions and 2022 Rev Tour season
    • Spots will be handed down if an athlete is already qualified from another criteria or is held by an International athlete for the 2021 season only.
    • Handed down spot will not exceed Men’s 10th place and Women’s 5th place

Daily Schedules

Will be available for each competition on the host series USASA website & TeamApp listed below:

 

 

FIS rules will be followed and USASA rules respected. Finals formats will be determined at the TC meeting prior to the competition.

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 or older, 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.
  2. How do these competitions qualify me for the Rev Tour/NorAm competitions? FIS points are averaged each point cycle and you can move up the rank to be next in line for the Nor-am. Additionally, the top 2 finishers from each Futures Tour Slopestyle and top 3 from halfpipe will be eligible to register for any remaining Rev Tour competitions in season and next year. Spots handed down up to 10th or 5th position for men and women respectively for the 2021 season only. 
  3. How do I qualify for the USASA National Championships now? The same way as always. These competitions serve as both USASA qualifiers and allow athletes to stay in their age group and begin to work on their FIS point profile. Keep in mind USASA has lowered the qualification number for the bigger age groups to 68 max field size at the USASA National Championships.
  4. 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 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 FIS finals competition at National Championships you will have to choose either age class or Open, but may not do both. 
  5. 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. 
  6. 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 and each competitor must register for each competition in advance online.

 

The 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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