FWT HEADS TO JAPAN AND CANADA
12th September 2017
The Freeride World Tour 2018 will visit two new classic freeride locations – Hakuba in Japan and Kicking Horse in Canada.
The Freeride World Tour is expanding.
The official calendar for 2018 has just been announced in Lutry, Switzerland, and reveals a completely revamped competition for the coming season.
There will be 5 stops on 3 continents with 2 new venues.
The organisers of the FWT call Hakuba in Japan and Kicking Horse in British Columbia, “legendary freeride destinations”.
A total of 43 riders in four categories will take part in the tour.
The categories are ski men, ski women, snowboard men and snowboard women.
All riders will face a round of qualification cuts after the fourth stop in Fieberbrunn, Austria before arriving at the grand finale in Verbier, Switzerland in March/April 2018.
Here’s the full 2018 calendar:
- Hakuba, Japan – January 20-27, The Winter Begins
- Kicking Horse, Golden, BC, Canada – February 3-9, Time To Get Rowdy
- Vallnord-Arcalís, Andorra – March 1-7, Hold The Line
- Fieberbrunn, Austria – March 9-15 – Crunch Time
- Verbier, Switzerland – March 31-April 8 – The Grand Finale
And one of PlanetSKI’s partners Kicking Horse Powder Tours has just updated its Big Mountain 7 holiday to coincide with the FWT dates.
So if you fancy a bit of serious off-piste skiing or snowboarding and a chance to watch the pros as well, then check out the details here.
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