Sunday, April 2, 2017

Swatch Freeride World Tour 2017. Xtreme Verbier Teaser

Date: April 3, 2017; Location: Verbier, SUI
The competition is CONFIRMED for Monday, April 3rd!
The top-qualified riders on the FWT will compete in the final contest of the 2017 season on the legendary North Face of the Bec des Rosses.
The riders, having qualified for the final after the third stop in Fieberbrunn, Austria, will drop into their lines from the exposed 3223m summit, with female riders competing on a slightly lower entry point on the summit ridge known as the Petit Bec.
The Grande Finale of the 2017 FWT marks ten years that the legendary 600m face, considered by most competitors to be the most technical and intimidating face on the Tour, poses its final challenge to riders on their path to becoming world champions.

The Swatch Freeride World Tour (FWT) is the premier big mountain freeskiing and snowboarding tour in the world, featuring the sport’s top athletes competing in the world’s best mountain resorts. Created in 2008, the FWT became even more global in 2012 following the union of North American-based Freeskiing World Tour, The North Face Masters of Snowboarding, and the European-based Swatch Freeride World Tour. Besides the successful implementation of this truly global FWT, the increase of Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ) and Junior Freeride Tour events in recent years shows that the base of the sport is growing exponentially.
The FWT represents top-level big mountain riding, the most progressive and pure discipline of skiing and snowboarding. Riders use the entire mountain as their canvas, from cliffs, cornices and chutes to powder fields and trees. FWT events have invitation-only athlete rosters but the full FWQ series allows athletes to compete in 1 to 4-star level events and qualify for the FWT the following season. All FWT competition venues are handpicked for their terrain, as well as their steepness, and offer a wide range of options to those competing.

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