Avalanche at Freeride World Tour

Kappl, Austria The Freeride World Tour was brought to a screeching halt on Tuesday after French skier Julien Lopez triggered a large slide.  Lopez was hiking to retrieve a lost ski after losing it in a crash off a cliff.  As he hiked the 40X100m 50cm deep slab came loose and carried him down the …

2015 ‘Freeride World Tour’ Riders Announced

The countdown has begun for the Swatch Freeride World Tour 2015 (FWT). Riders have been officially confirmed and are stepping into preparation mode in hopes of capturing a piece of the $400,000 prize money. All four defending champions in skiing and snowboarding are back in the game for 2015, including Loic Collomb-Patton(FRA), Emilen Badoux(SUI), Nadine Wallner(AUT) and Shannon …

VIDEO: Freeride World Tour Best Of Xtreme Verbier

The 2014 Freeride World Tour has officially come to close and so has winter in a lot of places, we want to take a look back at all of the highlights from this past winter’s Freeride World Tour. The last stop of the tour was an all-time event held at Xtreme Verbier in Switzerland.  Check …

PHOTOS: New Exciting Phase for Swatch Freeride World Tour

The SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE® (FWT) is entering a new exciting phase in 2015, with a comprehensive calendar including two great new venues officially announced. The tour will consist of five venues in total for the men and four venues for the women. The Pyrenean resort of Vallnord Arcalis, in Andorra, …

The North Face Park And Pipe Open Series At Heavenly

The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series presented by Nissan (PPOS) 2014 season concluded Saturday, March 15 with slopestyle finals in the Ante Up Park at Heavenly Mountain Resort. The roster included both well-established and up-and-coming athletes. Competitors approached the course with renewed vigor after very special guest appearances by Olympic Gold Medalists Maddie …

VIDEO: Swatch Freeride World Tour Grand Finale at Verbier

Following a challenging season due to difficult snow and weather conditions all over the northern hemisphere, the SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE® (FWT) now heads to Verbier, Switzerland, for the Grande Finale at the SWATCH XTREME VERBIER BY THE NORTH FACE® March 22, 2014. On the prolific north face of the Bec des Rosses, …

VIDEO: Rocky Cliff Huck In The French Alps With GoPro

Mickael Bimboes launches off a massive cliff in his 3rd place run for the Swatch Freeride World Tour at Aiguille Pourrie, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France. Shot 100% on a GoPro HD HERO3+®. Video: GoPro

VIDEO: Swatch Freeride World Tour Revelstoke Stop Cancelled

The 2014 Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face® (FWT) Revelstoke Mountain Resort, BC tour stop has been cancelled. Due to high avalanche danger on the Mac Daddy backcountry venue, organizers of the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face® (FWT) have decided to cancel the competition scheduled to take place outside of Revelstoke Mountain …

Snowbird Hosts 2014 Swatch Freeride World Tour

Lars Chickering-Ayers Swatch Freeride World Tour #4, Ski Men, Silver Fox Snowbird, Utah, March 5, 2014 Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Action Sports After an avalanche forced a change in the competition venue at Snowbird, the Swatch Freeride World Tour needed the full weather windown to host the competition. The wait paid off with the event …

Results Of The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series

The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series presented by Nissan / Photo: C. Rondeau / Skier Yan Bussieres The North Face Park And Pipe Open Series Results:  Men’s Slope 1.) Keegan Kilbride, 97.00 2.) Ben Smith, 94.33 3.) Connor Clayton, 88.67 Women’s Slope 1.) Jackie Kling, 78.33 2.) Rachael Anderson, 74.00 3.) Allison Perotti, 54.00 …

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