A global qualifying system starts at local grassroots events and ends on the biggest stage of competitive freeriding, the Freeride World Tour - a season-long, multi-contest event watched and celebrated by millions around the world.

New Zealand has been, and is set to continue being, the home to many of the top Freeride athletes in the World and domestically there are numerous Freeride World Qualifier and Junior Freeride events hosted in New Zealand.