2015 TJFS Awards Ceremony and 
2016 Dance for Snow Party at Alpine Meadows!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
  • Alpine is offering event pricing on Saturday March 28 to TJFS/IFSA Athletes and Families. You can purchase your tickets at the Special Tickets office downstairs in the lodge. Say you are with TJFS/IFSA
  • Meet your friends at Alpine for a fun day of freeriding!
  • Overall Championship Awards at 2:00 on the Sun Deck
  • All registered TJFS athletes will be in a drawing for cool product from our sponsors!  Must be present to win!
  • Click here for more information: 2015 Awards and 2016 Dance for Snow Party
TJFS Schedule
Stop 3 Sugar Bowl:  March 26-29
Stop 3 of the Tahoe Junior Freeride Series at Sugar Bowl has been CANCELED. 
The TJFS explored several options, but we were unable to find a venue for the event this weekend.
We will have an awards ceremony and end of season celebration this weekend.
Thank you to everyone for making the most out of the 2015 season!    

The first day of the event is a half day of inspection. 
Competition starts on the second day and goes for three days. 
Each athlete will compete for two of the three days.

2014 TJFS Season Recap

The 2014 Tahoe Junior Freeride Series experienced a record number of athletes in the three event series at Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, and Squaw Valley. Each stop of the tour had a waiting list for the 120 spots available per event.  170 athletes from the Tahoe region competed in one or more of the TJFS junior big mountain competitions.  Due to the high demand for spots in both skiing and snowboarding, the TJFS hopes to add Kirkwood and Mt. Rose to the series in 2015 in order to accommodate the growing interest and demand in junior big mountain freeriding.

Athletes Cheer on the competitors at the bottom of GCP   Photo: Cathy Howard

This was the second year of snowboarding in the TJFS and we saw a lot of interest from these young riders.  Next year we hope to double snowboard registration in an effort to build the snowboarding field at the TJFS.

Rider Jackson Skaff    Photo: Chris Saito

TJFS Stop 1 was held at Alpine Meadows the last weekend of January.  This stop was postponed several times due to low snow in the early season. Despite thin snow, athletes competed on a new junior big mountain venue located skier's right of Pond Rocks.

Athlete: Alle Bob Whitney   Photo: Chris Saito

TJFS Stop 2 at Sugar Bowl March 8-9 was originally scheduled as the Championship stop. The TJFS experienced several schedule changes due to low snow conditions and Sugar Bowl became Stop 2. Day 1 was held on Avalanche. Day 2 was held on The Nose, a classic venue for the TJFS.

Athlete: Liam Forsyth   Photo: Chris Saito

TJFS Stop 3 at Squaw Valley was this year's championship event.  For the first time in several attempts, the conditions and weather aligned and made it possible to hold the inaugural event on Granite Chief Peak!  TJFS would like to thank Squaw Valley and the Squaw Valley ski patrol for making this historic event possible.  The event saw classic Squaw Spring conditions and the most exciting skiing of the 2014 TJFS.

Athletes cheer on Reef Schott dropping into GCP    Photo: Cathy Howard

For full event results and overall series results visit the TJFS website and facebook page:

Congratulations to the 2014 TJFS Graduates! Many of these athletes have been competing in the TJFS since the first year of the series in 2007.  This year's graduates saw the series grow from 20 athletes from two teams to 170 athletes from 9 teams!  We wish the 2014 graduates all the best in college, on the adult freeride tour, and in their careers.  They will always have a place in the TJFS family. Thanks for all the high fives in the finish corral over the years! 

TJFS Graduating Seniors     Photo:  Suzanne Lawton

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! A huge shout out to all of our volunteers at the event desk and on the hill!  Your dedication and hard work made this TJFS season possible! 

THANK YOU SPONSORS! We would like to thank our sponsors for their support of the Tahoe Junior Freeride Series.  Smith Optics, a sponsor of the series since its inception in 2007, provided gear to our podium athletes at all three stops as well as the overall champions. The North Face, in it's second year of sponsorship, provided a mountain of gear for all three events as well as the overall winners.  Woodward at Tahoe, in its second year of support of the TJFS,  provided the grand overall prizes of summer camps and bunker passes for each age group champion. The Sports Exchange came on board as a new sponsor this year and provided shop scholarships to the second place overall champions as well as shop services to the third place podiums in each event.  TEC equipment cleaners has been a long time supporter of the TJFS by giving their technical equipment cleaning services to each athlete on the overall podium.  

Please support our awesome sponsors!  Visit Woodward at Tahoe on the summit and The Sports Exchange and TEC in downtown Truckee.  A huge shout out to The North Face and Smith as well for stoking the kids!

http://www.woodwardtahoe.com/ Sign up for Woodward Summer Camps today!






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The Tahoe Junior Freeride Series originated in 2007 as a friendly big mountain competition between Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl ski teams. It has grown into a regional series that boasts over 120 competitors. TJFS is a series of four comps.  Each comp has a three day format with every competitor skiing/riding two runs over three days.  There are no cuts after the first day.  TJFS has four age categories: Girls 11-14, Girls 15-18, Boys 11-14, and Boys 15-18.  In 2013, TJFS added two snowboarding categories, 11-14 and 15-18. Competitors can earn points from TJFS comps toward national IFSA ranking.
Thanks to our awesome sponsors
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