Freeride World Tour
Four locations around the world have been selected for the second edition of the Freeride World Tour.
On top of it, qualification events have joined as Freeride World Qualifier events making the Tour even more attractive, with more events and more riders.
The planet's top freeride skiers and snowboarders will start in Sochi with the Nissan Russian Adventure 2009 and then travel to the USA, France and Switzerland to prove their skills on some of the world's most challenging faces. The Freeride World Tour has a prize purse of $250,000, the highest sum ever to be paid in ski or snowboard freeride contests.
Nissan Mammoth Challenge
Photo: Christophe Margot / freerideworldtour.com
On March 15, 2008, the first ever edition of the Freeride World Tour (FWT) was completed after five successful events around the globe, finishing with the prestigious Nissan O'Neill Xtreme in Verbier, Switzerland. Elyse Saugstad (USA) and Henrik Windstedt (SWE) in skiing, Ruth Leisibach (SUI) and Xavier de le Rue (FRA) in snowboarding became the first Freeride World Champions in history.
The Freeride World Tour is on for the second edition. The world best professional freeriders are back on the Tour and have all confirmed their participation. A number of 40 male and female riders plus wild cards are invited to the first three contests: Nissan Russian Adventure in Sochi (Russia), Nissan Tram Face in Squaw Valley (USA), and Nissan Freeride in Tignes (France). The final contest will take place in Switzerland with the Nissan Xtreme - Verbier 09, on the gruelling north face of the Bec des Rosses, one of the most challenging descents in the world of freeriding.
The fourth stop of the Tour heads to Alaska for what is sure to be one of the highlights of the tour. The location is still TBC but we will let you know as soon as we do. This is a male only event as well so further details will be shown when available.
Since the launch of FWT in 2008, it has been a goal to organize an event in the epicenter of big mountain freeriding. Haines – Alaska is the realization of this dream and will be a highlight of the FWT season.
The final stop of the 2015 Freeride World Tour will see the champions crowned in Verbier Switzerland. This will be a fitting finale as it will be the 20th anniversary of Xtreme Verbier.
14 February 15, Ordino-Arcalis, Andorra
The Freeride World Tour head to the new venue of Vallnor in Andorra.
24 January 15, Chamonix, France
The first stop of the 2015 sees the Freeride World Tour head to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.
14-16 November 14, Dachstein Glacier, Austria
The O'Neill Pleasure Jam comes ot the Dachstein Glavcer for a World Snowboard Tour International event.
9 April 14, Fieberbrunn, Austria
The second stop of the tour heads to Fieberbrunn in Austria.
22 March 14
Swatch Xtreme Verbier by The North Face® Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard
10 March 14, Revelstoke, Canada
Swatch Freeride World Tour Revelstoke by The North Face® Dates: March 10th 2014; Location: Revelstoke, CAN Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard
1 March 14, Snowbird, USA
Swatch Freeride World Tour Kirkwood by The North Face® EVENT MOVED TO SNOWBIRD UTAH! Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard
1 February 14, Fieberbrunn, Austria
Swatch Freeride World Tour Fieberbrunn PillerseeTal by The North Face® Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard
25 January 14, Chamonix, France
Swatch Freeride World Tour Chamonix-Mont-Blanc by The North Face® Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard
18 January 14, Courmayeur, Italy
Swatch Freeride World Tour Courmayeur by The North Face® Disciplines: Men's Ski and Snowboard
24 Mar-1 Apr 12
Freeride World Tour, Verbier 2012 by Swatch Dates: 24 March - 01 April; Location: Verbier Switzerland Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard
23-24 March 12, Kaprun, Austria
23rd to 24th March 2012: X OVER RIDE Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun, Austria
9-16 March 12, Fieberbrunn, Austria
Freeride World Tour, Fieberbrunn 2012 by Swatch Dates: 09 -16 March; Location: Fieberbrunn (AUT) Disciplines: Men's Ski and Snowboard
25 Feb-3 Mar 12
Freeride World Tour, Røldal 2012 by Swatch Dates: 25 February - 02 March; Location: Røldal (NOR) Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard
21-27 January 12, Chamonix, France
Freeride World Tour, Chamonix Mont-Blanc 2012 by Swatch Dates: 21- 27 January; Location: Chamonix (FRA) Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard
20 March 11, Verbier, Switzerland
The final stop in the 2010/11 Freeride World Tour heads to the Swiss giant, Verbier.
12 March 11, Fieberbrunn, Austria
Fieberbrunn is upgraded from a qualifier to one of the 6-stages of the Freeride World Tour
27 February 11, Squaw Valley, USA
The third stop in the 2010/11 Freeride World Tour is in Squaw Valley at Lake Tahoe in the USA.
30 January 11, St Moritz, Switzerland
This is the first time the Freeride world tour has hit St.Moritz
30 January 11, Chamonix, France
The 2nd event in the 2010/11 Freeride World Tour heads to the worlds freeride mecca, Chamonix
21 January 11, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
The host of the 2014 Olympics will open the 2010/11 Freeride world tour
20 March 10, Verbier, Switzerland
27 February 10, Squaw Valley, USA
From Squaw Valley in California, USA
30 January 10, Chamonix, France
21-22 January 10, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
The Nissan Russian Adventure by Swatch will take off for its third edition 21-22 January at the Russian ski resort, which is working on the continued development of the resort ahead of the Olympics in 2014
20-29 March 09, Verbier, Switzerland
Since its start in 1996 the 'Xtreme' has been considered the most prestigious event in the freeride world. For the “grande finale” of the Freeride World Tour the elite of freeride will tackle the mythical North Face of theBec des Rosses
8-14 March 09, Tignes, France
The fourth contest of the Freeride World Tour will take place at one of the world’s biggest ski domains - the Espace Killy – including Tignes and its surroundings
27 Feb-5 Mar 09, Squaw Valley, USA
Mecca for Big Mountain riding in the USA, perched atop the Sierra Nevada, the Californian resort of Squaw Valley will host the second stop of the Freeride World Tour 2009
20-25 January 09, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
The 2009 tour starts in the Russian resort of Sochi
14-23 March 08, Verbier, Switzerland
Since its start in 1996 the