Freeride World Tour

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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
Nissan Mammoth Challenge
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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.

Coming up

O'Neill Pleasure Jam 2014

O’Neill Pleasure Jam 2014

14-16 November , Dachstein Glacier, Austria

Slopestyle

The O'Neill Pleasure Jam comes ot the Dachstein Glavcer for a World Snowboard Tour International event.

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SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC

24 January 15, Chamonix, France

Freeride Competition

The first stop of the 2015 sees the Freeride World Tour head to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

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SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR VALLNORD ARCALIS

14 February 15, Ordino-Arcalis, Andorra

Freeride Competition

The Freeride World Tour head to the new venue of Vallnor in Andorra.

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SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR ALASKA

14 March 15

Male Freeride Competition

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.

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SWATCH XTREME VERBIER BY THE NORTH FACE®

28 March 15

Freeride Competition

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.

Previous Events

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SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR FIEBERBRUNN KITZBÜHELER

9 April 14, Fieberbrunn, Austria

Freeride Competition

The second stop of the tour heads to Fieberbrunn in Austria.

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Swatch Xtreme Verbier

22 March 14

Swatch Xtreme Verbier by The North Face® Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard

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Swatch Freeride World Tour Revelstoke

10 March 14, Revelstoke, Canada

Freeride Competition

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

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Swatch Freeride World Tour Kirkwood

1 March 14, Snowbird, USA

Freeride Competition

Swatch Freeride World Tour Kirkwood by The North Face® EVENT MOVED TO SNOWBIRD UTAH! Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard

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Swatch Freeride World Tour Fieberbrunn

1 February 14, Fieberbrunn, Austria

Freeride Competition

Swatch Freeride World Tour Fieberbrunn PillerseeTal by The North Face® Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard

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Swatch Freeride World Tour Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

25 January 14, Chamonix, France

Freeride Competition

Swatch Freeride World Tour Chamonix-Mont-Blanc by The North Face® Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard

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Swatch Freeride World Tour Courmayeur

18 January 14, Courmayeur, Italy

Male Freeride Competition

Swatch Freeride World Tour Courmayeur by The North Face® Disciplines: Men's Ski and Snowboard

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Freeride World Tour, Verbier 2012

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

Freeride World Qualifier 2012

3* FWQ Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun, Austria 2012

23-24 March 12, Kaprun, Austria

23rd to 24th March 2012: X OVER RIDE Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun, Austria

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Freeride World Tour, Fieberbrunn 2012

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

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Freeride World Tour, Røldal 2012

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

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Freeride World Tour, Chamonix Mont-Blanc 2012

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

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Nissan Xtreme Verbier 2011

20 March 11, Verbier, Switzerland

The final stop in the 2010/11 Freeride World Tour heads to the Swiss giant, Verbier.

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Big Mountain Fieberbrunn 2011

12 March 11, Fieberbrunn, Austria

Fieberbrunn is upgraded from a qualifier to one of the 6-stages of the Freeride World Tour

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Nissan Tram Face 2011

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.

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Nissan Freeride Engadin St Moritz 2011

30 January 11, St Moritz, Switzerland

This is the first time the Freeride world tour has hit St.Moritz

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Nissan Freeride Chamonix 2011

30 January 11, Chamonix, France

The 2nd event in the 2010/11 Freeride World Tour heads to the worlds freeride mecca, Chamonix

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Nissan Russian Adventure 2011

21 January 11, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

The host of the 2014 Olympics will open the 2010/11 Freeride world tour

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2010 Freeride World Tour Nissan Xtreme Verbier

20 March 10, Verbier, Switzerland

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2010 Freeride World Tour Nissan Tram Face

27 February 10, Squaw Valley, USA

From Squaw Valley in California, USA

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2010 Freeride World Tour Nissan Chamonix

30 January 10, Chamonix, France

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2010 Freeride World Tour Nissan Russian Adventure

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

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Nissan Xtreme, Verbier

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

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Nissan Freeride de Tignes

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

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Nissan Tram Face, Squaw Valley

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

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Nissan Russian Adventure, Sochi

20-25 January 09, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

The 2009 tour starts in the Russian resort of Sochi

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Nissan O'Neill Xtreme Verbier 08

14-23 March 08, Verbier, Switzerland

Since its start in 1996 the

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Nissan Freeride de Tignes

8-13 March 08, Tignes, France

The fourth contest of the Freeride World Tour will take place at one of the worlds biggest ski domains; the Espace Killy

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Big Mountain Pro 2008

24 Feb-2 Mar 08, Chamonix, France

Tour across the Vallée Blanche, Chamonix and 2 more destinations yet to be decided

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Nissan Russian Adventure

31 Jan-5 Feb 08, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

Taking place at Krasnaya Polyana with a US$40k prize fund

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