Monday, November 23, 2009

Freeride World Tour Kick Off

The third season of the Freeride World Tour kicks off in the famous alpine resort of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. On November 19th, the FWT Kick Off Party took place downtown Chamonix, with great events such as the FWT’09 Photo book release by the FWT official photographers, Christophe Margot and Dom Daher, and a dazzling new film featuring the "best of" images of the FWT09. The 2010 Freeride World Tour will start on the Russian slopes of Sochi (January 21) followed closely by the next stage in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France (January 30). The Tour will then journey to the United States to the mythical Tram Face in Squaw Valley (February 27), that has not yet officially been cleared for a freeriding competition. Finally, those riders with the top ratings will compete in the Tour's grand final in Verbier (March 20) during the Nissan Xtreme by Swatch which celebrates its 15th year.

During the Kick Off Event many journalists joined several riders to get the inside scoop on the upcoming dates and check out the competition venue at Brevent.

Later in the afternoon the journalists and riders kicked off the season with a few drinks at the Chambre Neuf while watching the official video from last season and the official Freeride World Tour photo book by Christoph Margot and Dom Daher.