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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Some links about the event