Freeride World Tour 2017 - Xtreme Verbier (SUI) - News

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Freeride World Tour 2017

Verbier (SUI) Apr 1-9, 2017

Steep powder slopes, spectacular off-piste runs, and awe-inspiring drops from huge cliffs: since 2008, the world’s leading freeride skiers and snowboarders have fought for the World Championship titles of the Freeride World Tour (FWT) every year. Delivering unforgettable images and top-notch athletic performances, the tour has become a key part of the international winter sports calendar. In 2017, the FWT guests at 5 chosen European and US ski resorts with first-class freeride terrain. For the first time, there will addionally be a Freeride World Qualifier in Asia. 22 male and 11 female skiers as well as 9 male and 8 female snowboarders will join in. After 4 tour stops in all categories, the World Champions will be crowned at the big finals at Verbier (SUI).

Xtreme Verbier (SUI) – Apr 1-9, 2017

Legendary Xtreme Verbier is the nucleus of the FWT and takes place for the 22nd time. The exciting season’s final on the dauntingly steep and frighteningly jagged 500-metre rock face of the Bec des Rosses will determine the 2017 Freeride World Tour Champions. Winners 2016: Jaclyn Paaso (Ski, USA), Sammy Luebke (SB, USA), Estelle Balet (SB, SUI).

26-Min. Show available from Apr 14, 2017 • 52-Min. live summary 48 h after end of competition • News with Unilaterales via FTP server at competition day