Each run will be judged by a panel of 5 judges. Two of them are judging the snowboard categories and two of them the skiing categories. The head-judge is Paul de Groot who will be responsible for this as Head of Competition. They judge every run on 5 criteria;
* Line-choice: is this a unique line? Different or more technical than others? Difficult
* Control: Control is crucial in big-mountain riding. Having it means success, while losing it can be fatal. That's why the judges can be unforgiving towards those who don't demonstrate enough control during their competition run.
* Technique: The question with this part detailed part of judging is whether the athletes have benefit from a good riding technique. While others need more slide-slipping to come down in a safe manner.
* Fluidity: Is the athlete riding their line in one run or does he/she stop all the time? The goal is to ride down in one way without confusion, hesitation or interruptions.
* Air & Style: if the athlete takes cliffs does he stick them or is this to much risk for him and causes a crash? This judging part diverse good freeriders from the rest of the field and can become a quite interesting part during the finals.