WOF #17/2008 english: Xtreme Verbier 2008

Snowboarding & freeskiing: Finale Grande of the Freeride World Tour

Xtreme Verbier 2008

March 14th to 15th 2007, Verbier (Switzerland) (bad weather waiting period until March 23rd)

Since its start in 1996, the Xtreme in Verbier, Switzerland, has been considered the most prestigious event in the freeride world. On March 14th and 15th 2008, it´s just the right place to crown the first ever world champions of the new Freeride World Tour. For the "Finale Grande" of this series, the elite of freeride skiing and snowboarding will tackle the mythical North Face of the Bec des Rosses, a dauntingly steep and frighteningly jagged 500-metre rock-face, and paint the decisive lines on their way to the world championship.