Swatch Freeride World Tour Fieberbrunn 2017

COMPETITION STATUS CONFIRMED
The Swatch Freeride World Tour | Fieberbrunn 2017 is CONFIRMED for Wednesday, March 8th!
Starting time of the LIVE WEBCAST to be confirmed. Stay tuned!

The Freeride World Tour (FWT) makes the decade full this winter in Fieberbrunn. For the tenth time, the world's best freeriders will take a close look on the backcountry around the legendary Wildseeloder on March 8th, 2017 - a compulsory appointment not only for diehard freeride fans. As the only venue in the German-speaking world, Fieberbrunn is in the spotlight during the Freeride World Tour on this day!

Amphitheater of snow as a spectator

The world's best freeriders have to ascend around 40 minutes to the summit of the Wildseelder, before they fall from the start on 2.118 meters into the 620-vertical drop. There they are able to overcome a slope of up to 70 degrees. The audience can follow the lines of the freeriders in the Contest Village on the opposite Lärchfilzkogel (1,645 m), which is easy to access via gondola. In this spectacle of snow, which is reminiscent of an antique amphitheater, an extensive supporting program is offered during the competition. Thanks to live broadcasting on screen, moderation and fan TV, the spectators in the "Snow area" at Lärchfilzkogel do not miss anything. Thousands of fans have flocked to the Lärchfilzkogel in the past years to be part of the Wildseeloder spectacle!

Programme Freeride World Tour 2017

05 March 2017:
5.00 p.m Opening Ceremony "Enzianhütte" (Event Village), valley station Fieberbrunn

08 March 2017:

9.00 a.m. Freeride Contest wildseeloder with spectator area "Lärchfilzkogel"
3.00 p.m Prize giving ceremony at the Event Village

11 March 2017:
9.00 a.m FJT by Head, Contest Wildseeloder

11 and 12 March Head Skitest at the Event Village
Contests are confirmed 48 h before hold!

Facts and Figures Freeride World Tour Fieberbrunn 2017

Location: Wildseeloder North Face
Start: 2,118 m
Finish: 1,500m
Vertical Drop: 620 m
Sloping: up to 70 degrees
1,000 hours of volunteer work
10,000 m³ of sno in the Contest Village

History of Freeride World Tour

The SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR  (FWT) is the premier big mountain freeskiing and snowboarding tour in the world, featuring the sport’s top athletes competing in the world’s best mountain resorts. Created in 2008, the FWT became even more global in 2012 following the union of North American-based Freeskiing World Tour, The North Face® Masters of Snowboarding, and the European-based Swatch Freeride World Tour. Besides the successful implementation of this truly global FWT, the increase of Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ) and Junior Freeride Tour events in recent years shows that the base of the sport is growing exponentially.

The FWT represents top-level big mountain riding, the most progressive and pure discipline of skiing and snowboarding. Riders use the entire mountain as their canvas, from cliffs, cornices and chutes to powder fields and trees. FWT events have invitation-only athlete rosters but the full FWQ series allows athletes to compete in 1 to 4-star level events and qualify for the FWT the following season. All FWT competition venues are handpicked for their terrain, as well as their steepness, and offer a wide range of options to those competing

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR 2017 - Tour Calendar

SAVE THE DATES – THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR THE 10TH EDITION OF THE SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR

1. SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC
Date: 27 January 2017; Place: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, FRA
Disciplines: Ski & Snowboard, Women & Men

2. SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR VALLNORD ARCALIS - ANDORRA
Date: 10 February 2017; Place: Vallnord Arcalis, AND
Disciplines: Ski & Snowboard, Women & Men

3. SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR FIEBERBRUNN KITZBÜHELER ALPEN
Date: 6. März 2017; Place: Fieberbrunn Kitzbüheler Alpen, AUT
Disciplines: Ski & Snowboard, Women & Men

4. SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR HAINES - ALASKA
Date: 17. März 2017; Place: Haines, USA
Disciplines: Ski & Snowboard, Women & Men

5. SWATCH XTREME VERBIER
Date: 1. April 2017; Place: Verbier, SUI
Disciplines: Ski & Snowboard, Women & Men

 

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