VERBIER FREERIDE WEEK
3rd January 2019
It starts on Friday as the Freeride resort in the Alps hosts a series of events. Freeride is on the up!
Winter 2019 is ready to launch with the upcoming Verbier Freeride Week in January 4th.
A newly added 1* event will attract further rookie riders, while the new generation of under-14s will surely continue to impress.
Verbier will host riders from 22 nations from across the globe including Iceland, Lebanon, New Zealand, USA and many more.
A variety of events in the Freeride Junior Tour and Freeride World Qualifier competitions will kick-off the 2019 freeride season in Verbier.
The Swiss resort will once again hold the finale of the Freeride World Tour as the champions are crowned later in the season.
We have covered the final event many times here on PlanetSKI, see the article below from PlanetSKI’s Alex Cove.
Next month we will be in Fieberbrunn in the Tirol in Austria for one of the FWT 2019 rounds.
In Verbier this week due to the huge interest in the event, a new FWQ1 competition has been added for 2019, giving further opportunities for rookie riders to earn some early season points.
The 1* competition will kick off the Verbier Freeride Week on January 4-5, followed by three 2* events, and finally a junior 2* competition on January 12-13.
The junior events continue to be one of the best platforms for young riders to launch their careers into the major league.
This event will not disappoint.
Big names such as 2018 Freeride Junior Tour (FJT) champion and Verbier local, Xavier Thiébaud (GBR) and Freeride Junior World Champion Marie Bovard (SUI) will be ready to shred.
The under-14 category will again return and see the daughter of the legendary Xavier De Le Rue, Mila (FRA), compete for the second time in Ski Women.
In addition to these contests there will be ski testing available, yoga and freeride guiding with FWT champion and Verbier local, Emilien Badoux (SUI).
There will be a rider’s lounge with a video screen to watch all the action at Pub Mont Fort.