2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the international freeride circuit with this year’s finale once again being held in Verbier, Switzerland. The riders will be taking on the infamous North Face of the Bec des Rosses, considered by many to be the most challenging face on the tour, with the hope to be crowned world champion in their category.
Sammy Luebke has already taken out the men’s title, for the second year in a row.
Press Release: March 28, 2017 – Lutry, Switzerland – In less than a week’s time, the top-qualified riders on the FWT will make the trip to Verbier, Switzerland where they will compete in the final contest of the 2017 season on the legendary North Face of the Bec des Rosses. In a weather window extending from April 1-9, twelve male skiers, six male snowboarders, six female skiers, and four female snowboarders will attempt to secure the title of world champion in their respective disciplines.
The riders, having qualified for the final after the third stop in Fieberbrunn, Austria, will drop into their lines from the exposed 3223m summit, with female riders competing on a slightly lower entry point on the summit ridge known as the Petit Bec.
The Grand Finale of the 2017 FWT marks ten years that the legendary 600m face, considered by most competitors to be the most technical and intimidating face on the Tour, poses its final challenge to riders on their path to becoming world champions.
Spectators can take part in the excitement at the Col des Gentianes viewing area, easily accessible from the pistes within the ski area. Activities including après ski, live music, vendor stands, and autograph sessions will take place all weekend in the village of Verbier and are open to the public.
As contest day approaches, stay tuned to www.freerideworldtour.com and FWT social media channels for the most up-to-date event information and rider news.