The first season of the SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE (FWT) after the unification of the Swatch Freeride World Tour, Freeskiing World Tour and The North Face Masters of Snowboarding will bring world-class skiers and snowboarders together on a global big mountain stage. Included on the roster are highly talented feminine freeriders who will put on a great show this coming season in FWT competitions and also at Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ) and Freeride Juniors events.
Highly decorated competitors and athletes, these women come from all aspects of snowboarding and skiing. Many have had vast training with national alpine race teams, freestyle and freeride programmes from around the world. Women have been featured in big mountain competitions and films for many years. The continued increase of interest amongst women in the sport as well as recent advances in gear specifically designed for and by women have heightened the female playing field.
“This tour has given me the opportunity to travel the world and to test my abilities on some of the toughest venues with snowboarding’s most talented athletes,” stated female snowboarding athlete, Shannan Yates (USA) who successfully took part in the FWT and Masters of Snowboarding last winter.
“The level of competition from the female athletes continues to impress me. I am so thrilled that I get the privilege to ride with some of the most talented women on snow.”
The women and men kick off the 2013 SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE competition season at Revelstoke, British Columbia, CAN on January 7. The female tour continues onto Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, FRA (Jan. 26), Kirkwood, USA (Feb. 27), Fieberbrunn-PillerseeTal, AUT (March 9), and concludes at Verbier, SUI (March 23).
Pre-qualified Female Athletes:
Margot Rozies - FRA
Elodie Mouthon - FRA
Anouck Mouthon - FRA
Aline Bock - GER
Shannan Yates - USA
Casey Lucas - USA
Iris Lazzereschi - USA
Laura Dewey - USA
Wed 28 November 12, Saalbach - Hinterglem, Austria
Ästhetiker Winter MÄSH comes too Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria between the 13th – 15th February 2013!
Tue 04 December 12, Aberdeen Ski Centre, United Kingdom
Saturday 8 December 2012 will see the return of Scotland’s premier freestyle ski and snowboard competition to Aberdeen Snowsports Centre!
Tue 04 December 12, Ischgl, Austria
THE SCORPIONS ROCK 13,000 FANS TO TOP ISCHGL’S BIGGEST EVER SEASON OPENING FESTIVAL