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FAQ: FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

WHERE DO I START?

Join a US Ski and Snowboard Competition Club to get the best professional programming, coaching and logistical support.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A US SKI AND SNOWBOARD MEMBERSHIP?

Register for a US Ski and Snowboard Membership. All athletes competing in the EQS "B" Series and the ECS "A' Series must have a competitor's license. A "general" membership is not valid for Eastern Freestyle competitions.

 

WHEN DO I NEED A FIS LICENSE?

A FIS license is required to compete at FIS events, including the FIS Nor Am Tour, US Championships and Junior Worlds. FIS Licenses can be secured directly with US Ski and Snowboard Membership.

 

WHAT IS THE COMPETITION PIPELINE?

The Eastern Freestyle Division of US Ski and Snowboard offers aerial, mogul and slopestyle competitions for new and young competitors in the EQS "B" Series. These events are scored to the Eastern Points List and provide opportunities for the athletes to qualify to State Champs, and Young Gun and Junior Championships. The ECS "A' Series provides competition for skilled and older athletes to qualify to Junior Nationals, US Championships and FIS events.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR AN EASTERN FREESTYLE EVENT?

Registration for Eastern Freestyle events is outsourced to HF Tech, Inc. 

Eastern 4: Registration/Fees/Late Fees/Wait List

Eastern 4.1: All Eastern Freestyle-Freeskiing entry fees for competitions shall be inclusive of lift tickets and subject to price limits promulgated by the EFCC.

Eastern 4.2: All Eastern Freestyle-Freeskiing competitions require online pre-registration via the Eastern Freestyle-Freeskiing website. Registrations cannot be processed via mail, email, fax or phone.

Eastern 4.3: Once online registration closes, competitors must register at on-site event registration and will incur the following penalties:

Eastern 4.3.1: Athletes will be charged one $15 late fee per competition (NOT PER EVENT) upon late registration on-site.

Eastern 4.3.2: Athletes will be placed at the beginning of the run order in the ECS “A” level and at the beginning of their age group in the EQS “B” level.

Eastern 4.4: ECS “A” level dual mogul registrations must be received prior to the team leaders’ meeting on the afternoon before the day of the dual mogul event. It is the coaches’ responsibility to check the registration list at the team leaders’ meeting. Unless the jury finds due cause to make an addition or deletion to the run order and re-running the heats, there will be no changes to the dual run order on the morning of the event. 

Eastern 4.5: Current USFST and USFT members are welcome at all ECS “A” level and EASTFREE Tour events and are not subject to any pre-registration requirements or the US Ski and Snowboard Eastern divisional fee. These athletes will be considered above and beyond the quotas for the event.

Eastern 4.6: Registration for EQS “B” level events will be restricted to in-region athletes only prior to 6 p.m. on the Monday before the event, at which point registration is open to all regions. These dates are subject to change, please review the Weekly Eastern Newsletter for any changes to the normal registration schedule. (Please see EQS 4 for more information relative to the EQS Regional Assignments.

Eastern 4.7: If a EQS “B” Series event fills its quota, the registration link will allow six athletes to register for a $10 waitlist spot. The wait listed athletes will be highlighted at the bottom of the event info sheet, available on the registration page. Athletes will be contacted via the email given at the time of registration if they get into the event.

 

HOW DO I REQUEST A REGISTRATION REFUND?

Registration for Eastern Freestyle events is outsourced to HF Tech, Inc. 

Eastern 5: Refund Policy and Procedure

Eastern 5.1: Athlete Cancellations - An athlete notifies the Event Organizer via email 48 hours prior to the competition; the athlete will receive a full refund. (See 5.6)

Eastern 5.2: Injuries - An athlete is injured while training, prior to the day of the event; the athlete will receive a full refund. (See 5.6)

Eastern 5.3: Injuries: An athlete is injured on the day of the event; the athlete will not receive a refund.

Eastern 5.4: Event Cancellations - An event is canceled at any point on the day of the event; the organizer is not obligated to refund any registration fees.

Eastern 5.5: Event Cancellations - An event is canceled prior to the day of the event; the athlete receives a full refund.

Eastern 5.6: Refund Request Procedure - Send an email to: eastfreerefunds@gmail.com stating the reasons for your request for refund. (This is in addition to cancellation emails sent to the event organizers.)  If the refund qualifies within the rules above, then the refund will be processed immediately. If special exceptions are requested, the Eastern Freestyle-Freeskiing Office will discuss with the event organizer to determine whether to grant the refund. Once a refund is approved, HF Tech, Inc. will issue an e-coupon to the competitor to use for the next Eastern Freestyle-Freeskiing registration online. If an e-coupon is not used by the end of season, the refund amount will be put back to the original credit card or a refund check will be issued to the competitor. Registration handling fees are not refundable.

 

HOW DO I DETERMINE AN ATHLETE'S RANKING?

Athlete Ranking – EQS "B" competitions are scored to the Eastern Points List (EPL) and the ECS "A' Series are scored to the National Points List, FSP.

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD HAS QUALIFIED FOR AN INVITATIONAL EVENT?

Invitations for events are published via the Eastern Weekly Newsletter. Criteria for invitational events is posted in the US Freestyle/Freeski Competition Guide and the Eastern Addendum Rules, depending on the event.

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