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THE EAST COAST'S FIRST AND ONLY
ALL-MOUNTAIN COMPETITION SERIES

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Ski The East Freeride Tour Scoring & Judging

1. STEFT will acquire results handed down by event judges and scorekeepers at each individual event
2. STEFT staff will be official keepers of the ranking system for the STEFT
3. Top 15 competitors (1st place through 15th place) receive STEFT points
4. Tour competitor(s) with most points at end of tour wins the overall STEFT championship


Ski The East Freeride Tour Point System

Only the top 15 competitors from each event receive points towards the STEFT overall tour standings. Those who place 16th and below will still be listed on the Standings page in order to have the complete results from each event.

Place | Points
1st   |   100
2nd   |   84
3rd   |   71
4th   |   60
5th   |   50
6th   |   42
7th   |   35
8th   |   30

Place | Points
9th     |   25
10th   |   21
11th   |   17
12th   |   14
13th   |   12
14th   |   10
15th   |   8


Event Prizes / Awards

$1000 Cash Purse distributed at the STEFT Championships at Jay Peak's Extreme Competition, allocated to all male and female podium finishers (top 3 in each category).
At each of the 5 STEFT events, male and female alpine ski podium finishers will receive:
1) Ski The East prize package and additional prizes from event sponsors and host resort
2) Highest amount of points factored into STEFT rankings, making them strong contenders for winning the overall tour crown
4) Bragging rights for life

Each event's overall Best Line Award winner (male or female), deemed the "Biggie Smalls Big Air Award" presented by Bern Unlimited, will be awarded to a stand-out run that could be attributed to any single criteria or a combination of criteria including best air, most technical line, best trick, etc. This winner will receive:
1) Bern helmet and Bern prize pack
2) An ugly sweater and custom trophy on behalf of Bern and STEFT
3) Ski The East prize pack

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF PRIZES will be awarded to the top 3 male and female podium finishers by Ski The East apparel, STEFT sponsors, and resort sponsors. And depending on the specific tour stop, additional prizes might be awarded by host resorts for various categories, which can include alpine, telemark, & snowboard, with male & female divisions.

Join the biggest freeride family in North America, and REGISTER TO BECOME AN IFSA MEMBER HERE.

STEFT is officially sanctioned by the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association (IFSA) and is ranked as a 2 star Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ) event series. Therefore, STEFT events will uphold the rules and regulations established by the IFSA, including judging criteria and scoring parameters. Competitors must register as a member of IFSA and will receive points towards a national ranking among other IFSA members who are competing among the 70+ IFSA sanctioned events throughout the U.S. and Canada. Note that the Sugarbush Castlerock Extreme is not an IFSA sanctioned event, but still a part of the STEFT and our tour rankings, which is independent of IFSA's rankings.


IFSA Point System

IFSA has a separate national ranking system where STEFT competitors (with the exception of Sugarbush) will receive points based on a different point structure, and be ranked among all other IFSA members that compete throughout over 70 freeskiing events in the U.S. and Canada.

 


THE MISSION of the Ski The East Freeride Tour (STEFT) is to synchronize the Eastern freeride community by providing a consistent platform for collaboration, recognition, and progression of competitive freeride skiing and snowboarding, its individuals, and the mountains that are promoting this aspect of the sport in the region.

Prior to the founding of the STEFT in 2010, four competitions were operating independently of one another at Mad River Glen, Magic Mountain, Sugarbush, and Jay Peak. These events have become well respected, with some touting over 20 years of operation, and are the most prominent freeride competitions on the East Coast. By integrating each event into a collaborative STEFT, we’ve created the opportunity for additional camaraderie, prize offerings, and media exposure for the contestants, events, and mountain resorts that host them. Additionally, the STEFT implemented standardized judging criteria, scorekeeping, tour-wide ranking system, and registration fees, all with the end goal of creating the most consistent platform for crowning the best competitive male and female eastern freerider in a given year. For the 2016 season, Smugglers’ Notch joined the STEFT as another flagship event after creating their first ever extreme competition in 2013.

As of 2015, the STEFT officially realigned with the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association (IFSA), allowing all STEFT competitions to become officially sanctioned Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ) 2-star events. This provides STEFT athletes who become IFSA members to gain points towards qualifying for national and international events, and makes the STEFT part of the family of 70+ freeride competitions occurring throughout North America.

STEFT generates additional awards for each of the five flagship events including the Big Air “Headliner Award” presented by Bern Unlimited that includes a helmet, streetwear, and a custom trophy; a mega Ski The East clothing and accessories prize package to all podium finishers as well as $1,000's in other hardgoods (skis & boots) and softgoods (jackets, streetwear, & accessories) from STEFT official sponsors; a $1,000 cash purse at the final Championship Stop at Jay Peak divided among the top male and female finishers; and a one year contract as an athlete on the Ski The East Team for the overall male and female STEFT champs.

The STEFT will receive tour rankings and event coverage on SkiTheEast.net with news articles, photos, and video edits. The STEFT will facilitate event awareness on a larger scale by garnering mainstream print and internet medias throughout the ski industry and beyond.

The bottom line:  The Ski The East Freeride Tour is offering the snowsports community the best possible event experience and promotions for the first and only freeride competition series the East Coast has to offer.

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Got a question?  Get ready for some fun answers because we want to make your online shopping experience as splendid as possible.  We’re psyched that you’ve considered shopping with us (or maybe you’ve already bought something – thanks!), so we strive to answer all your questions.  We hope the list below will keep you from thinking too hard so you can focus on picking up some sweet gear from Ski The East.  If you have a question that’s not answered below, just hit us up here:

Email: service@skitheeast.net
Phone: 802-871-5133

Online Store Returns & Exchanges:
Cross Dec
c/o Ski The East Returns
148 Bryce Blvd.
Fairfax, VT 05454 USA

Flagship Store & Intergalactic Headquarters:
Ski The East LLC
34 Blair Park Rd.
Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495 USA
802-871-5133
ski@skitheeast.net

 

Will it arrive by Christmas?

YES it can!  Here's how it works:

1) Place order by 12pm Noon E.S.T. and your order will ship same day.  Place order in the afternoon or evening and your order will ship the next day.

2) You must provide a shipping address that is verified by USPS or UPS, depending on which service you choose.  Some addresses do not work with USPS, where we are unable to print a shipping label, and therefore a PO Box or alternate address must be provided.

3) Because of the holiday rush, there is a small chance there may be an out-of-stock issue (inventory can sometimes be off by 1 unit).  We'll contact you within 24 hours if this is the case and resolve your order as quickly as possible.

CHRISTMAS CUT OFF TIMES:

UPS Next Day Air: Thursday, Dec. 22 at 12pm noon.  Your order will ship on Thursday and deliver on Friday.  UPS does not deliver to residential on Saturday.

USPS Priority Mail: Thursday, Dec. 22 at 12pm noon may reach some locations in 1 day but cannot guarantee.  Any state in New England is a "good bet" because we ship from Vermont.

See a map for USPS Priority Mail here and use 05454 as the "from" zip code:
https://www.usps.com/priority-mail/map

More shipping info HERE

 

Is Ski The East a secure online store?

Absolutely.  To ensure maximum security, the Ski The East Store uses a 128 bit SSL certificate, the same encryption device that many online banks use.  We do not store credit card data.  Your billing information is only used to complete your most recent purchase.  For further assurance, you will notice an “s” added to the beginning of the web address (“https://”) from the moment you click the “checkout" button (regardless of whether or not you follow through with your purchase).  This signifies that you are browsing on a secure platform.

 

What credit cards do you accept?

All the major big boys: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

 

I’m old fashioned (we don't judge!) and I don’t trust shopping at online stores.  Can I order by email or phone?

Email orders:  Please email your order details and phone number to service@skitheeast.net.  Once your email is processed, and your desired items are confirmed available, you will receive a phone call so we can acquire your credit card information and complete the transaction.
Phone orders:  Please call our office at 802-871-5133 to speak with a real human, not robots.  Once your desired items are confirmed available, you can then provide your credit card information to complete the transaction.  You will be emailed an automated receipt once your payment clears.

 

When will my order ship?

Due to order processing and our small shipping team, your order will typically ship from our warehouse within 48 hours (1-2 days).

The fastest shipping method we offer is Priority Mail, which takes 1-3 days in transit.  First Class Mail is also pretty fast with 2-3 days transit time for shipments.  Within Northern NY and most all of New England (parts of Northern Maine excluded), your First Class package will only take 2 days in transit.

So to do the math, please factor a minimum of 3-5 business days for our gear to leave Williston, Vermont and arrive at your doorstep.  Note that USPS does deliver on Saturdays.

We also offer USPS Parcel Select, which is a slower shipping method than Priority (and usually cheaper), and has undetermined transit times.  But if you live within the Northeast, it typically won’t take too much longer than Priority to arrive.  If you live a far distance from our HQ in Vermont, like in the Southern Atlantic, Mid-West, Rockies, West Coast, or outside of the continental U.S., then obviously please expect a longer transit time.

On occasion, USPS International packages may be held at Customs for an undetermined amount of time and delay the shipment.

We apologize for any inconvenience this shipping time frame might cause. We are a small operation and are always working towards streamlining our shipping policies for the future. Thanks for you understanding.


What carrier do you use to ship?

Your order through the Ski The East online store is shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS).  We offer tracking information for all shipments except if you only order stickers.  You should receive an automated email with a tracking number once your shipping label has been created.  Please let us know if you do not for some reason....  typically it means that you have entered an incorrect email address during checkout, or in the more uncommon scenario, your order was not successfully processed.


How does the Ski The East online store calculate shipping costs?

Ski The East determines shipping costs through direct integration with the United States Postal Service (USPS) shipping rates calculator.  All shipping costs are quoted based on weight, size, zip code, and a flat rate handling fee.

* If you only order 6 or less Sticker Packs then your order will automatically be shipped via USPS for a flat rate of $3.  This makes small quantities of stickers more affordable. Sweet.



Are there any limits to your shipping destinations?

The Ski The East online store shipments are limited to destinations within the USPS delivery area.  We do ship globally, but unfortunately, not all international orders can be processed through our checkout.  You should be notified if your order is unable to be completed because of these limitations.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 

How can I be sure the stuff I’m buying is quality?

Are you serious?  Ski The East and the Ski The East Store only sell merchandise that we are proud to be offering and that we would wear or use ourselves.  If you have any questions regarding more specific information on a product than what is listed in the Ski The East Store, please do not hesitate to contact us: service@skitheeast.net

 

What are you return and exchange policies?

CLICK HERE to see our return and exchange policies.

 

My order is missing something or I was sent the wrong item(s)… what do I do?

Firstly, our sincere apologies for the complications with your order.

If you were sent the wrong item, or if an item is missing, please report it by sending us an email:
service@skitheeast.net

At the expense of Ski The East, we will happily take back any incorrect item and ship the correct one with no additional cost to you.  If you’re missing an item that you ordered, we’ll ship it out asap with no additional cost to you. 

For incorrect items received, please CLICK HERE

We’re only human, and mistakes happen, but we guarantee we’ll smooth things out for you.  The last thing we want is for our customers to wait an eternity to receive their gear.  We want people enjoying our sweet store products as soon as possible in every corner of the globe, so we’ll do our best to make sure that happens.

 

Does Ski The East offer gift certificates?

YOU BETCHA!  Not sure what to get yourself or buy as a gift for someone else?  Stop stressing and make it easy.  Please note, Gift Certificates can not be returned.

You can select Gift Certificates from $10 to $300 (if you’re feeling generous, which we fully support…  get your whole ski crew decked out!).

CLICK HERE to shop Gift Certificates

 

Where else are Ski The East apparel and accessories sold?

If you want to see, touch, smell, or try on our apparel and accessories, there are over 100 physical retail locations where you can do this…

For a list of Retail Store names, locations, and contacts, please visit our interactive DEALERS PAGE

And in December 2015, we opened our Ski The East Flagship Store where we carry every single product we make:
34 Blair Park Rd.
Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495 USA
Hours and more info HERE 

Disclaimer: Powder days do happen and may cause impulse decisions.  If it snows 10″ or more in 24 hours, our Flagship Store will close for the day.

 

I have even more questions, how do I get in touch?

Geeze, thought we pretty much covered it all, but of course please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns about our online store or merchandise.

Email: service@skitheeast.net
Phone:  802-871-5133