LAUSANNE, Switzerland, October 12, 2023 – Buckle up, freeride enthusiasts! The 17th edition of the Freeride World Tour (FWT) promises to escalate the excitement by introducing an awe-inspiring new destination into its adrenaline-charged itinerary, all presented by the awe-striking Peak Performance.
A Flourish of Fresh Talent Amidst Fabled Legends
In an homage to legendary athletes like Aymar Navarro and Reine Barkered, who took their final bows in the last season, FWT heralds the emergence of a spirited new generation of freeriders, who’ve propelled the sport to unparalleled heights. Brimming with promise, the forthcoming season unfolds a series of mesmerizing spectacles, wherein elite freeriders will manoeuvre through some of the globe’s most daunting and heart-pounding freeride terrains.
A Lustrous Itinerary of Freeride Extravaganza
Kicking off the FWT24 journey, competitors will cascade through the rich terrains of the Spanish Pyrenees at Baqueira Beret Pro (January 27 – February 1), returning to the dynamic Bacivér face amidst an impassioned local audience.
Ordino Arcalís Pro in Andorra (February 1 – 7) swiftly follows, where athletes will reimagine their stunts in the imaginative playground of the Pic de les Planes, having left indelible marks here since 2015.
A transatlantic voyage brings the adventure to the renowned snowpack of Kicking Horse Golden BC, Canada (February 14 – 20), where the formidable Ozone face awaits, having been a beloved host since 2018.
A Gem in the Itinerary: The Unveiling of Georgia Pro
The spotlight then gleams on a majestic newcomer – Georgia Pro (March 1 – 7). As an intersection of European and Asian charm, Georgia showcases a stunning tapestry of culture, hospitality, and notably, the robust Caucasus Mountains. Freeride locales like Tetnuldi and Mestia have recently burgeoned, replete with expansive terrains and bountiful winter snowfall, thereby capturing the global ski community’s fascination.
The Cut, succeeding the Georgian escapade, will determine the maestros proceeding to the FWT Finals, with athletes prioritizing their top three outcomes from the initial four events.
The Pinnacle of Freeride Showdown: The FWT Finals
Fieberbrunn Pro, Austria (March 12 – 18) stages the first of the FWT Finals, reviving competition on the venerable Wildseeloder face, wherein riders will vie for glory through a two-run format.
Subsequently, the YETI Xtreme Verbier (March 23 – 31) will enchant audiences with its concluding spectacle on the iconic Bec des Rosses, a storied home to FWT since 1996, where the forthcoming world champions will be coronated.
Charting the Future of Freeride Mastery
With a total of six heart-pounding events, athletes are poised with an additional opportunity this season to qualify for the FWT Finals and etch their legacy on this esteemed platform. For those meeting their match, the FWT Challenger series will offer a gateway to reclaim their spot in FWT25.
As we anticipate the kick-off, ensure to mark these pivotal dates and stay abreast with unfolding updates by tuning into FWT’s social channels, visiting www.freerideworldtour.com, or subscribing to the FWT newsletter.
About FWT and Peak Performance
FWT Management SA, headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, has orchestrated premier sports events worldwide since 1996. The FWT, originating from the iconic Xtreme Verbier, has proliferated into a revered global series since 2008, further branching into diverse competition series – FWT Challenger, FWT Qualifier, and FWT Junior.
Peak Performance emanates from a profound love for skiing the untouched, remote terrains of the Swedish mountains. A brand that embodies passion for adventure and the splendors of nature, it resonates with those yearning to explore wild, enchanting places. Its Scandinavian roots permeate through its ethos, adhering to a steadfast commitment to conscientious practices and perpetual betterment.
Embrace the thrill, immerse in the adventure, and be part of a breathtaking world where peaks meet performance!