Freeride World Tour

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The Freeride World Tour is an annually toured series of events in which the best freeskiers and snowboard freeriders compete for individual event wins, as well as the overall title of World Champion in their respective genders and disciplines. The events take place on what's commonly referred to as "backcountry", "big mountain" or "extreme" terrain - essentially ungroomed powder snow on dangerously steep, mountainous slopes.

The first event series under the Freeride World Tour moniker took place in 2008. Prior to that it was known as the Verbier Extreme, originally a snowboard only contest launched in 1996 - with skiers also invited to compete in 2004. For the 2013 season, the Freeride World Tour merged with the Freeskiing World Tour and The North Face Masters of Snowboarding, combining all three tours under one unified global 5-star championship series.

World tour locations[edit]

Main events[edit]

FWT events 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013[1] 2014[2] 2015[3]
TBD, Alaska United States 14/3
Chamonix France 26/1 25/1 24/1
Courmayeur Italy 19/1 18/1
Crested Butte United States
Big Mountain Fieberbrunn Austria 9/3 1/2 31/1
North Face Masters Kirkwood United States 27/2 1/3
Mammoth Challenge United States
Revelstoke Canada 7/1 18/12
Røldal Freeride Challenge Norway
North Face Masters Snowbird United States
Russian Adventure Sochi Russia
Tramface Squaw Valley United States
Nissan Freeride St. Moritz Switzerland
Nissan Freeride Tignes France
Swatch Freeride Vallnord Andorra 14/2
Xtreme Verbier Switzerland 26/3 22/3 28/3

Freeride World Tour Qualifiers[edit]

2010

  • Slovakia Jasna Adrenalin
  • Norway Roldal Freeride Challenge
  • New Zealand New Zealand Challenge
  • United States North Face Masters Snowbird
  • France Freeride de Flaine
  • Switzerland Engadinsnow
  • United States Masters Crystal Mountain
  • Austria Big Mountain Fieberbrunn
  • Andorra El Dorado Freeride
  • Italy Mystic Experience Monte Rosa
  • United States Masters Kirkwood
  • Slovenia Freeride Battle Kanin
  • United States Freeride Ch'ships Taos
  • Switzerland Nendaz Freeride

2011

  • Czech Republic Scott Czech Ride
  • Norway Roldal Freeride Challenge
  • Sweden Scandinavian Big Mountain Riksgränsen
  • New Zealand NZ Freeski Open
  • New Zealand K2 Big Mountain
  • New Zealand Export 33 Mt Ruahepu
  • France La Clusaz Radical Mountain
  • Slovakia Jasna Adrenalin
  • Switzerland Stimorol Engadin Snow
  • Austria Big Mountain Hochfuegen

2012

  • New Zealand NZ Freeski Open
  • New Zealand K2 Big Mountain
  • France La Clusaz Radical Mountain
  • Austria Big Mountain Hochfügen
  • Switzerland T-Bar Freesession Morgins
  • Andorra El Dorado Freeride
  • Switzerland First Track Freeride Chandolin
  • Switzerland Kick the Vick Ecofreeride
  • Switzerland Nendaz Freeride
  • Austria X-Over Ride Kaprun
  • Russia Freeride Khibiny Cup
  • Norway Arctix Tamok
  • Romania CNF Romania

2013

  • 27/11-02/12 Sheregirls 2* Siberia, Russia
  • 09-10/01 La Clusaz Radikal Mountain 2* La Clusaz, France - 2 Events
  • 12-13/01 La Clusaz Radikal Mountain 4* La Clusaz, France
  • 12-13/01 Open Faces Axamer Lizum 2* Axamer Lizum, Austria
  • 14-19/01 Verbier Freeride Week 2* Verbier, Switzerland - 6 Events
  • 19-20/01 Open Faces Fieberbrunn 2* Fieberbrunn, Austria
  • 26-27/01 Open Faces Hochkönig 1* Hochkönig, Austria
  • 30-02/01 Engadinsnow 4* Silvaplana Corvatsch, Switzerland
  • 02-03/02 Open Faces Kappl 2* Kappl, Austria
  • 06-07/02 Subaru Freeride Series 2* Crested Butte, CO USA ( Ski only )
  • 07-10/02 Subaru Freeride Series 4* Crested Butte, CO USA ( Ski only )
  • 08-10/02 Ukrainian Freeride Masters 2* Mts. Hoverla & Breskul, Ukraine
  • 09-11/02 Bigmountain Hochfuegen 4* Hochfuegen, Austria
  • 13-14/02 The North Face Masters 2* Alpine Meadows, CA USA ( Snowboard only )
  • 14-17/02 The North Face Masters 4* Squaw Valley, CA USA ( Snowboard only )
  • 16-17/02 T-Bar Free-session powered by Dakine 2* Morgins, Switzerland
  • 21-22/02 El Dorado Freeride 1* Arcalis and Valnord, Andora
  • 23-24/02 El Dorado Freeride 4* Arcalis and Valnord, Andora
  • 22-24/02 Open Faces Stubai 3* Stubai, Austria
  • 28-03/02 Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships 4* Taos, NM USA
  • 28-02/02 Pitztal Wild Face 1* Pitztal, Austria
  • 01-03/03 Mad Goat Ride 2* Bansko, Bulgaria
  • 01-03/03 Bigmountain Goldeck 2* Goldeck, Austria
  • 07-09/03 Castle Freeski 3* Castle Mountain, AB, Canada ( Ski only )
  • 08-10/03 Freeride Battle 2* Kanin, Slovenia
  • 09-10/03 First Track Freeride St Luc Chandolin 3* Chandolin, Switzerland
  • 14-18/03 Subaru Freeride Series 4* Moonlight Basin, MT USA ( Ski only )
  • 16-17/03 The Coe Cup 1* Glencoe Mountain, Scotland
  • 16-18/03 Nendaz Freeride 4* Nendaz, Switzerland
  • 22-24/03 Weekend Warrior Tour 2* Winter Park, CO USA
  • 23-24/03 X Over Ride Kitzsteinhorn 3* Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun, Austria
  • 04-07/04 Khibiny Open Cup 1* Kukisvumchorr, Russia
  • 10-11/04 Subaru Freeride Series 2* Snowbird, UT USA ( Ski only )
  • 11-14/04 Subaru Freeride Series 4* Snowbird, UT USA ( Ski only )
  • 13-14/04 CNF Romania 3* Balea-Lac, Fagaras Mountains, Romania

2015

  • 24-Apr-14 27-Apr-14 Roldal NOR
  • 1-Sep-14 8-Sep-14 The Remarkables/Treble Cone NZL
  • 15-Sep-14 20-Sep-14 Mt Ruapehu NZL
  • 10-Jan-15 11-Jan-15 Verbier SUI
  • 10-Jan-15 11-Jan-15 Axamer Lizum AUT
  • 12-Jan-15 13-Jan-15 Verbier SUI
  • 14-Jan-15 15-Jan-15 Verbier SUI
  • 17-Jan-15 18-Jan-15 Verbier SUI
  • 17-Jan-15 18-Jan-15 Artesina ITA
  • 17-Jan-15 18-Jan-15 Kappl-Paznaun AUT
  • 24-Jan-15 27-Jan-15 Hochfuegen AUT
  • 24-Jan-15 25-Jan-15 Hochkar AUT
  • 30-Jan-15 2-Jan-15 Grand Targhee USA
  • 31-Jan-15 31-Jan-15 Ste Foy FRA
  • 1-Feb-15 1-Feb-15 Chamonix FRA
  • 2-Feb-15 5-Feb-15 Livigno ITA
  • 5-Feb-15 08 Dec 2015 Silvaplana Corvatsch SUI
  • 7-Feb-15 8-Feb-15 Les Arcs FRA
  • 14-Feb-15 16-Feb-15 Crested Butte Mountain Resort USA
  • 19-Feb-15 22-Feb-15 Sogndal NOR
  • 19-Feb-15 22-Feb-15 Morgins SUI
  • 20-Feb-15 22-Feb-15 Goldeck AUT
  • 21-Feb-15 21-Feb-15 Mad River Glen USA
  • 27-Feb-15 02 Mar 2015 Jasna SVK
  • 27-Feb-15 01 Mar 2015 Pitztal AUT
  • 27-Feb-15 01 Mar 2015 Taos USA
  • 28-Feb-15 28-Feb-15 Magic Mountain USA
  • 01 Mar 2015 02 Mar 2015 Uttendorf-Weissee AUT
  • 06 Mar 2015 09 Mar 2015 Val D'Aran ESP
  • 06 Mar 2015 08 Mar 2015 Snowbird Mountain Resort USA
  • 07 Mar 2015 08 Mar 2015 Silvrettra Montafon AUT
  • 07 Mar 2015 07 Mar 2015 Sugarbush USA
  • 07 Mar 2015 08 Mar 2015 Chandolin SUI
  • 08 Mar 2015 08 Mar 2015 Smugglers Notch USA
  • 10 Mar 2015 12 Mar 2015 Crystal Mountain Resort USA
  • 12 Mar 2015 15 Mar 2015 Stavanger/Hunnedalen NOR
  • 14 Mar 2015 14 Mar 2015 Sugarloaf USA
  • 14 Mar 2015 15 Mar 2015 Glencoe Mountain GBR
  • 14 Mar 2015 15 Mar 2015 Nendaz SUI
  • 20 Mar 2015 22 Mar 2015 Sauda NOR
  • 21 Mar 2015 22 Mar 2015 Obergurg-Hochgurgl AUT
  • 21 Mar 2015 22 Mar 2015 Jay Peak USA
  • 21 Mar 2015 21 Mar 2015 Tignes FRA
  • 27 Mar 2015 28 Mar 2015 Kicking Horse USA
  • 28 Mar 2015 29 Mar 2015 Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun AUT
  • 23 Apr 2015 26 Apr 2015 Roldal NOR

World tour winners[edit]

Year Men Women
Ski Snowboard Ski Snowboard
2008[4] Henrik Windstedt  Sweden Xavier de Le Rue  France Elyse Saugstad  United States Ruth Leisibach   Switzerland
2009[5] Aurelien Ducroz  France Xavier de Le Rue  France Ane Enderud  Norway Susan Mol  United States
2010[6] Candide Thovex  France Xavier de Le Rue  France Ane Enderud  Norway Aline Bock  Germany
2011[7] Aurelien Ducroz  France Mitch Tölderer  Austria Janette Hargin  Sweden Anne-Flore Marxer  France
2012[8] Reine Barkered  Sweden Jonathan Charlet  France Christine Hargin  Sweden Maria DeBari  United States
2013[9] Drew Tabke  United States Ralph Backstrom  United States Nadine Wallner  Austria Elodie Mouthon  France

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