Scandinavia stop for Freeride World Tour

15th December 2011, by Chris Gill

Checking out the lines [(c) Freeride World Tour]

Checking out the lines [(c) Freeride World Tour]

The Swatch Freeride World Tour is back for a fifth season and has announced its first Scandinavian stop.

The series, which features extreme skiing and boarding by the world’s best mountain riders, will head for Norway this winter. The resort of Røldal will host the men’s and women’s event in round two of the tour, following Chamonix – the classic opening stage. Only four stages have so far been announced, but there are expected to be dates in the USA and Russia too. The tour ends in Verbier, where only the best go through to the finale on the Bec des Rosses.

As usual, the line-up will feature two-time champion Aurelien Ducroix of France among the experienced competitors; plus an increasing number of younger talent entering the freeride scene. You can catch the Chamonix event on 21 - 27 January.

The tour moves to Rødal on 25 February until 2 March, followed by Fieberbrunn in Austria on 9 – 16 March. Verbier’s finale takes place on 24 March until 1 April.

Last year’s world champions came from each of the Alpine countries, except Italy. So, can they do it again? If you’re in resort it makes exciting spectating; if not you can catch up on the official website at


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