FWT 2010: Nissan Russian Adventure by Swatch - Sochi 2010

Snowboarding & Freeskiing: freeriding on an Olympic level!

Russian Classic 2010

January 21st/22nd 2010, Sochi (Russia)

The Freeride World Tour 2010 (FWT) opens its third season! The world's best freeriders on snowboards and skis will once again gather to four of the planet's most exciting ski resorts to determine their world champions. In the year of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, the FWT offers sports on an Olympic level: with Sochi (RUS), Courchevel (FRA) and Squaw Valley (USA), three of the four venues will be or were also hosts of Olympic Winter Games.

Chamonix again provided the thrills of freeride, hosting the second stage of the Freeride Tour: the Nissan Russian Adventure by Swatch, initially planned to take place in Sochi/Russia, but moved to Chamonix for security reasons and difficult weather conditions. Only the men skiers and snowboarders took part of today's contest, at the north east face of Aiguille Pourrie at the Flégère ski area. With an extremely high performance level, Frenchmen Julien Lopez and Xavier de Le Rue took victory. The multiple X-Games medallist skier Candide Thovex (FRA) and snowboarder Mitch Toelderer (AUT) are now at the top of the Freeride World Tour Ranking.