On February 3-9 for the first-ever event at the legendary resort in Kicking Horse, Golden, BC, Canada, the Freeride World Tour (FWT) will be kicking off. This will be the first FWT on Canadian soil since 2014 with riders wanting to showcase their skills following the rescheduling of the planned opening event in Hakuba, Japan.
Press Release: Lutry, Switzerland–January 30, 2018 – In just a few days, the first FWT competition since 2014 to be held on Canadian soil will take place at Kicking Horse, Golden, BC. The fabled ski town situated in the beautiful Canadian Rockies will welcome 46 riders in four categories plus invited wild card athletes. Top Canadian tour riders such as Logan Pehota (Whistler, BC, Ski Men), Audrey Hebert (Banff, Alberta, Snowboard Women), Kylie Sivell (Rossland, BC, Ski Women) and Trace Cooke (Nelson, BC, Ski Men) will make an appearance and represent the Canadian flag against a field highly talented riders.
On this stop of the tour, riders will be building momentum towards their ultimate goal of qualifying for the World Tour Finals in Verbier, Switzerland in April. After this inaugural event, riders will head across the Atlantic to Vallnord-Arcalís, Andorra for the next stop.
Riders are hungry to prove themselves for the first event this season after the season opener in Hakuba, Japan was pushed to be restaged later in the season due to snow safety concerns.