In addition to the passion for freeride sports, the riders on Hangerer are also yearning for important points for the FWQ ranking. The 4* event – a contest in the highest category of the Freeride World Qualifier Tour – awards a whopping 2500 points for a win. Such points are highly coveted as they can top up the FWQ points account and thus become a first stepping stone towards the Freeride World Tour. In this "premier class" only the world's best athletes are allowed to fight for the world championship title in the powder. Qualification takes place via the Freeride World Qualifier Tour with contests in two regions - overseas and Europe. The three best female and male skiers, the best female and male snowboarder of each region can advance to the FWT.