Almost one hundred skiers and snowboarders from Europe, America and Oceania – will compete between April 12 – 15, at the fourth edition of the CNF National Free Ride Championship. The championship is taking place at Balea Lac, in Sibiu County, at 2,000-m altitude in the Fagaras Mountains.
According to Agerpres newswire, this year’s edition of CNF has been accepted as a Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ) event, a division of the Freeride World Tour, the most important free ride competition in the world. CNF will be a three-star FWQ event, with the contesters to be awarded FWQ point. The five best ranked ski free riders and the three best ranked snowboard free riders will be granted the right to compete in the 2013 season of the FWT.
CNF is opened to people aged 18 years and above. The registration fee includes a license to run in a FWQ event, the mountain evacuation insurance and the costs of promotional materials.
Freeride Transylvania, the CNF organizer, is made up of winter sports aficionados, having been established in 1993 around the Balea Lac area, the cradle of backcountry skiing and snowboarding in Romania. It has been involved in several projects as promoter or achiever, including the Balea Freeride Open, Balea Expression Sessions, Paranag Carpat-Diem Helli Challenge, White Lines, Descent Mt. Moldoveanu and The Gambler.