Freeride World Tour 2018 - Hakuba (JPN) staged in Kicking Horse/Golden BC (CAN) - News

Snowboard & Freeski: FWT expands to 3 continents!

Freeride World Tour 2018

Hakuba (JPN) Jan 20-27, 2018

The Freeride World Tour (FWT) expands to Asia! The season kick-off of the world’s most important freeride series for skiers and snowboarders will be held at Hakuba (JPN), the first time ever the FWT stops in the Far East. The second stage of the tour will also guest at a new location, champagne powder paradise Kicking Horse near Golden, British Columbia (CAN). The series continues with the well-proven spectacular slopes of Vallnord-Arcalís (AND), Fieberbrunn (AUT), and Verbier (SUI).

Hakuba is located in the Japanse Alps and looks back on a long freeride history. The region around Nagano, the host of the 1998 Winter Olympics, is famous for being blessed with plenty of snow. An average 11 metres snow per year provide for perfect freeride conditions. In the 2017 season, Hakuba already proved its worth as host for several FWQ events.