The pinnacle of all backcountry big mountain competitive circuits, The Freeride World Tour got underway Jan 23-24, 2016, in Andorra with Sascha Hamm and Estelle Baley taking top honors for the snowboarders and Kristofer Turdell and Jaclyn Paaso winning the skier’s portion of the big mountain competition.
Here’s the remaining Freeride World Tour calendar:
Chamonix Mont Blanc, France, February 6, 2016
The legendary alpine playground with a rich history of alpinism and freeride will once again welcome competitors to the Mont Blanc massif. With stunning vistas in every direction and a population of hardcore mountain enthusiasts, Chamonix is guaranteed to deliver an exciting event.
Fieberbrunn Kitzbüheler Alpen, Austria, March 6, 2016
Anyone who has been to the Austrian Alps knows that mountain culture runs deep in the Tyrolean Pillerseetal valley. Fantastic terrain combined with a legendary event village and warm welcome from the local community is a treat for athletes and spectators alike.
Haines, Alaska, USA, March 17, 2016
Descending the impossibly steep and aesthetic terrain of the Alaskan mountain is every freerider’s dream. This dream becomes reality in one of the most unique venues in freeride history. Take a ride on the wild side as riders push their limits on the most revered lines in the world, far from any ski resort or chairlift.
Verbier, Switzerland, April 2, 2016
For over 20 years competitors have given their most astounding performances during the Xtreme Verbier. It’s a place where legends are made and broken on the most committing and infamous venue of the tour: the Bec des Rosses. The intimidatingly exposed pyramid-shaped peak has long challenged top riders to face their fears and put everything on line to the seek the glory of victory on the definitive grand finale of the tour.
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