Freeride World Tour announces qualified skiers, snowboarders for Winter 2011

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 14, 2010 12:21 pm

The best freeriders on the planet are already gearing up for their shot at the prestigious Freeride World Tour 2011 title and more than $250,000 USD in prize money on the six-stop international tour.

On their way to competing for a Freeride World Champion Title, Men will compete in 6 FWT events:

Stop #1. Nissan Freeride de Chamonix-Mt. Blanc (FRA) : Jan. 22
Stop # 2. Nissan Freeride Engadin St. Moritz (SUI): Jan. 30
Stop # 3. North American Championships Kirkwood (USA): Feb. 25 (Skiers only)
Stop # 4. Nissan Russian Adenture Sochi (RUS): March 5***
Stop # 5. Big Mountain Fieberbrunn (AUT): March 12

Finals: Nissan Xtreme Verbier (SUI): March 19

*** The event in Sochi had to be rescheduled due to conflicting calendars with other events in the preparation of the Olympic Games 2014.

 

Women will also compete in 6 main events, scoring points to a single “Women Freeride World Ranking”:

Stop #1. La Clusaz Freeride (FRA) 4*: Jan. 15
Stop #2. Nissan Freeride de Chamonix-Mt. Blanc (FRA) : Jan. 22
Stop #3. Hochfugen Freeride (AUT) 4*: Feb. 5
Stop # 4a. North American Championships Kirkwood (USA): Feb. 25 (Skiers only)
Stop # 4b. North Face Masters of Snowboarding Kirkwood (USA) : March 5 (Snb only)
Stop # 5. Nendaz Freeride (SUI) – 4*: March 12

Finals: Nissan Xtreme Verbier (SUI): March 19

 

Trailer for the 2011 Freeride World Tour:

Ski Men
12 riders qualified from FWT Ranking 2010:

Candide Thovex (FRA)
Henrik Windstedt (SWE)
Aurélien Ducroz (FRA)
Julien Lopez (FRA)
Tim Dutton (USA)
Reine Barkered (SWE)
Sverre Liliequist (SWE)
Adrien Coirier (FRA)
Sebastian Hannemann (GER)
Stefan Hausl (AUT)
Seb Michaud (FRA)
Matthias Haunholder (AUT)

* NOTE: 2010 FWT 2nd Place finisher, Kaj Zackrisson, announced he has retired from the Tour.

3 riders qualified from FWQ Ranking 2010:

Jérémy Prevost (FRA)
Mathieu Imbert (FRA)
Sam Smoothy (NZL)

Wild Cards – all season:

Jérémie Heitz (SUI)
Samuel Anthammaten (SUI)
JT Holmes (USA)
Torgrim Vole (NOR)

Event wild cards for the Nissan Freeride de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 2011 by Swatch: TBA

Snowboard Men
6 riders qualified from FWT Ranking 2010:

Xavier de Le Rue (FRA)
Mitch Toelderer (AUT)
Matt Annetts (USA)
Douds Charlet (FRA)
Gennady Khryachkov (RUS)
Aurélien Routens (FRA)

2 riders qualified from FWQ Ranking 2010:

Max Zipser (AUT)
Raphael Bullet (SUI)

Wild Cards – all season:

Martin Cernik (CZE)
Andy Finch (USA)
James Stentiford (UK)
Flo Örley (AUT)

Event wild cards for the Nissan Freeride de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 2011 by Swatch: TBA

Ski Women
5 riders qualified from FWT Ranking 2010:

Ane Enderud (NOR)
Jess McMillan (USA)
Jaclyn Paaso (USA)
Eva Walkner (AUT)
Janina Kuzma (NZL)

2 riders qualified from FWQ Ranking 2010:

Pia Widmesser (GER)
Janette Hargin (SWE)

Wild Cards – all season:

Marja Persson (SWE)

Event wild cards for the Nissan Freeride de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 2011 by Swatch:
1st , 2nd and 3rd place of La Clusaz Radikal Mountain 2011 (FRA)

Snowboard Women

3 riders qualified from FWT Ranking 2010:

Aline Bock (GER)
Susan Mol (USA)
Nathalie Zenklusen (SUI)

1 rider qualified from FWQ Ranking 2010:

Vivian Aasen (NOR)

Event wild cards for the Nissan Freeride de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 2011 by Swatch:
1st , 2nd and 3rd place of La Clusaz Radikal Mountain 2011 (FRA)

 

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