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Freeride World Qualifier: The ticket to ride in the World Tour

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After the New Zealand and Chile, FWQ puts his suitcases in the St. Bernard Country for a full week! This region lies in the Swiss Alps, more precisely in Valais.

Organized by the team of the Freeride World Tour principle is simple: 100 participants compete in three competitions 2* 8 days between Bruson – Verbier – La Tzoumaz and Vichères – Liddes according to weather and snow conditions . The last weekend is devoted to contest 3* for people wanting garner maximum points in order to integrate the prestigious Freeride World Tour in 2015. More than 15 nationalities are represented in New Zealand to North America via Europe.

Faces are selected by Cyril Neri ( Snowboarder Switzerland and three times winner of the Verbier Xtreme ) and Claude Alain Gailland ( Area Guide and adventurer ) .

The first race was held on January 11 on the east face of Mt-Gelé, on the side of Lac des Vaux . Located at 3023m it provides the opportunity for riders to make quality runs safely despite the current conditions.

 

Go to the start

Go to the start

 

Of the 100 riders planned 98 have this wrinkled face . 17 women in ski women category , 59 men in ski man category and 17 snowboarders . Note that snowman competition does not take place due to lack of enrolment.

 

Concentration

Concentration

The podium of the day:

Anna Smoothy from New Zeland win before the two Swedish Karin Stöckel and Marlin Karlsson

Elias Henderson from Sweden win in ski before the Swiss Nicolas Renevier and the Spanish Adrià Pérez De Rozas Argilés

Roman Kristl from United States win in snowboard before the Swiss Jérémy Magliaccio and the British Samuel Baldwin

 

Go to for the run

Go to for the run

 

The situation of St-Bernard Country

Bordering Italy, the Pays du St-Bernard is known for its pass, its hospice and its St-Bernard dogs. In summer and winter alike, resorts and villages such as Champex-Lac, La Fouly and Vichères-Liddes have developed an authentic brand of tourism, which is ideally suited to families. Be it downhill or cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking or mountain biking, you’ll have all the choice in the world to get to know this region with its enchanting natural environment.

Carte Pays du St-Bernard

Carte Pays du St-Bernard

 

Some links about the event

Pays du St-Bernard

Freeride World Tour

Freeride World Qualifier

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