Thursday, January 27, 2011

Freeride World Tour 2011 Moves to Snow-Covered Engadin St. Moritz

After an amazing kickoff to the 2011 season last weekend, the Freeride World Tour moves to the Corvatsch ski resort in Engadin St. Moritz for the Nissan Freeride Engadin St. Moritz by Swatch, the second of the six-event tour for the men.
The athletes of the Freeride World tour are heading to Engadin St. Moritz, Switzerland for a brand new stage of the newly-expanded Freeride World Tour 2011. Engadin St. Moritz, in the southeast corner of Switzerland is famous as an exclusive playground for celebrities. However, it also offers outstanding freeriding that is easily accessed from the extensive lift network.
The event will be held on the north face of the Corvatsch where the riders will reach the venue by a rappel down from the gondola station followed by a short hike to one of three starts at the top of the face at 3127m above sea level. The 550-meter face features an inclination of 45˚-60˚, which makes some of the highest and steepest riding of the tour.
This event also marks the first time a telemark skier will compete in a Freeride World Tour event. Joonas Karhumaa, a Finnish native now living in Andermatt, Switzerland has scored one of the highly-coveted local wildcard spots.

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