The North Face adds an all-new virtual element to the 2015 TNF Park and Pipe Open Series

The North Face adds an all-new virtual element to the 2015 TNF Park and Pipe Open Series

The North Face has announced a brand new virtual competition format for the 2015 TNF Park and Pipe Open Series. Athletes 14-years-old and older can now submit their best park and pipe runs online for the chance to win big. Upon entering, participants will be entered for the chance to win a cash purse of $10,000, gear packages from The North Face, GoPro cameras, a film date with Tom Wallisch in his new project Good Company and more. Registration for the contest begins in early January of 2015.

“The North Face is deeply committed to the development and progression of freeskiing,” said The North Face Sports Marketing Director Katie Ramage. “We are excited to make the PPOS competition accessible to even more athletes anywhere in North America, and look forward to more on-slope competitions in future years.”

Once again, The North Face is providing an opportunity for amateur athletes to thrive. So don’t hold back, get your best runs dialed and be ready to submit come the new year. For more information, see the press release below.

Press Release provided by The North Face:

Alameda, California – The North Face is excited to announce a new virtual competition format for The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series (PPOS) for the 2015 winter season. In partnership with Freeskier, NewSchoolers.com and Mountain Sports International halfpipe and slopestyle competitive athletes across North America can now ”virtually” compete with one another by submitting videos of their best park and pipe runs. An array of prizes will be awarded, including a cash purse of $10,000, The North Face gear packages, GoPro cameras, the chance to film and ride with Tom Wallisch in his new project “Good Company,” and more.

Registration will open in early January on TheNorthFacePPOS.com. Athletes must be 14-years of age or older to register. Additional restrictions and requirements will apply. See competition details and full competition rules available when registration opens.

“The North Face is deeply committed to the development and progression of freeskiing,” said The North Face Sports Marketing Director Katie Ramage. “We are excited to make the PPOS competition accessible to even more athletes anywhere in North America, and look forward to more on-slope competitions in future years.”

The North Face is a charter sponsor of the U.S. Freeskiing Team and is a supporter of the U.S. Grand Prix and Revolution Tours leading up to the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics in February 2018.

Since 2010, The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series has provided a valuable platform for amateur athletes hoping to reach the elite competition level. The new PPOS virtual competition is designed to provide that same opportunity to freeskiers everywhere by filming their park and pipe runs at any local mountain, hill or ski area in North America.

Virtual competition submissions will be voted online by peers, then judged by a panel using similar criteria as past PPOS events, evaluating progression, amplitude, variety, execution, and difficulty.

Additional special awards including best trick, rail, air, personality, viewers choice, cinematography, and editing will be judged and awarded by The North Face athletes Tom Wallisch, Aaron Blunck, Maddie Bowman, and Devin Logan.

“The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series was designed to provide high-level competition experiences for up-and-coming freeskiers. Now, more athletes can participate in the PPOS legacy than ever before,” explained PPOS Event Director Barb Hamblett of Mountain Sports International.

For athlete or registration information visit www.thenorthfaceppos.com or contact Courtney Leonard, MSI athlete relations manager at [email protected] or (801) 349-4616.

Follow The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series on Facebook at facebook.com/thenorthfaceppos, Twitter at @TNFParkandPipe.

Related: Tom Wallisch and friends set to release 2015 project Good Company

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