Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Nissan Xtreme Verbier

The Freeride World Tour (FWT) 2009 came to an end with an amazing fourth stage and grand finale: the Nissan Xtreme-Verbier.
This is Kaj Zackrisson's competition run. He placed 7th. His run features some incredible aerial shots as well as our new High Definition POV cameras which bring you to the heart of the action, like never before.
The FWT 2009 brought together the world’s best skiers and snowboarders to compete around the globe: Sochi, Russia, Squaw Valley, USA, Tignes, France and Verbier, Switzerland. Thanks to the 10 Freeride World Qualifiers, certain young talented riders were qualified to participate in this season’s major events.
For Nissan the FWT forming a key pillar in Nissan’s Sports Adventure programme which aims to support and promote adventure sports and an active outdoor lifestyle through world class events. Nissan has been involved with the legendary Xtreme, Verbier since 2006 and are pleased to see the 09 FWT once again climax at the Nissan Xtreme Verbier on the legendary Bec des Rosses. With Nissan’s support the tour has allowed more people in more countries across Europe to experience freeriding than ever before. Nissan’s involvement has also provided the next generation of talent the opportunity to experience the physical and mental challenge of competing with the world’s best freeriding skiers and snowboarders at the Freeride World Qualifiers.
The Nissan Sports Adventure winter programme encompasses the Freeride World Tour, the Freeride World Qualifiers and the Nissan Outdoor Games, whilst the summer programme includes the Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, and the Nissan Outdoor Games which will take place in Interlaken, Switzerland between the 29th and 30th May 2009. Nissan Sports Adventure combines the spirit of adventure with the controlled elements and skills of more traditional sports within the context of challenging ever evolving environments. This sports adventure ethos reflects Nissan’s passion for adventure, independence and continuous achievement.