In this blog by Lorraine Huber (currently ranked #7 in the World Ranking (FWT), and #4 in the Qualifier rankings (FWQ).)
She describes the changes coming to the Freeride World Tour (FWT) with a balanced outlook on the positive and negative implications for women on the FWT.
Since it seems that a split of the event schedule to Women's and Men's is inevitable, how will this impact both genders?
IMHO the biggest down side is splitting media coverage with hurt the women's events.
This will also impact the(already minimal) sponsor dollars available to the events/skiers that get less media coverage.