1* FWQ in Oberalppass, Switzerland 2012
16-18 March 12
16th to 18th March 2012: Kick the Vik eco freeride contest in Oberalppass, Switzerland
Taking place between the 16th to 18th March 2012 is Kick the Vik eco freeride contest in Oberalppass, Switzerland.
The founder of the event, Markus Boss, is euphoric: "In only it's forth year Kick the Vik has become a qualifying event for the Freeride World Tour."The event concept is unique, it is much more than just a competition. Every rider must hike two hours up from the valley to the event base in the SAC Maighels hut. When they arrive at the hut there is time to just chill out and ride the mountain, the competition will start early enough, the next day. The event philosophy is simple; freeride and chill, that's it!
What makes Kick the Vik really special is that each rider is free to choose which one of the two competition mountain faces he will ride hisr line on. And if that wasn't enough, should the conditions on the two first choice mountains be unsuitable, there are no less than four back up mountains! This system will guarantee the best snow and safest conditions for all the riders.