The last stop on the Freeride World Tour played host to a presigeous gathering of some of the best freeriders on the planet at the legendary Bec des Rosses in Verbier, Switzerland. An estimated 7,000 spectators were on hand to watch the athletes ski and ride the 600 meter, 1,800ft, face.
For the men’s skiers, Aurelien Ducroz from France won the day and the overall Tour championship with a solid, smooth line with 2 massive airs on a super steep slope where mistakes are not an option. “Everything went perfect for me today. I was really surprised nobody went on my line and thought to myself, ‘You guys gave me a big present!’ I jumped two big cliffs; the second was even bigger than last year. I love the Bec des Rosses because it requires very technical skiing and I’m so happy to win here. I’ve been waiting for this title. Now I can go with a light heart into my sailing season,” said Ducroz.
Jeremy Prevost and Adrien Coirier were second and third, respectivley. Watch their runs below. A big shout out to the sole American male invited, Drew Tabke, who took 6th place!
For the women skiers,Janette Hargin of Sweden won the event and the overall title. Christine Hargin was second with third place going to Janina Kuzma.
Men’s snowboard winner was none other than Xavier De Le Rue with Mitch Toelderer second and James Stentiford third.
Women’s snowboard had Anne-Flore Marxer atop the podium with Maria De Bari and Ursula Wohlschlager to the right and left of her.
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Event winner Aurelien Ducroz
Second place finisher Jeremy Prevost
Third place Adrien Coirier