After an incredible season of strong riding across Europe, North America and Russia, the Men Skiers and Snowboarders will finally compete for the chance to win the overall ranking and be crowned 2011 Freeride World Champion. Now in its 16th edition, the season finale Nissan Xtreme Verbier 2011 by Swatch is scheduled to take place on 19 March on the legendary Bec des Rosses face.
Since its inception in 1996 the Xtreme has been considered the most prestigious event in the Freeride world. For the grande finale of the Freeride World Tour the elite of Freeride will tackle the mythical North Face of the Bec des Rosses, a dauntingly steep and frighteningly jagged 500m rock-face. In places, the Bec des Rosses presents 55 degrees of slope. In an upright position one can almost lean on the face with ones elbow. With steep and narrow couloirs, high rock cliffs, changing snow and terrain, it demands technical skill, great physical conditioning and a connection with the mountain that only experience can bring. Around 5000 spectators will join the riders at one of the most beautiful natural arenas of the Alps, the Col des Gentianes in Verbier.
This is an event you do not want to miss so if you can’t be in Verbier to see it live then check the live stream on FreerideWorldTour.com