ABOUT FREERIDE WORLD TOUR
The Freeride World Tour is an annually toured series of events in which the best freeskiers and snowboard freeriders compete for individual event wins, as well as the overall title of Freeride World Champion in their respective genders and disciplines. The events take place on what’s commonly referred to as “backcountry”, “big mountain” or “extreme” terrain – essentially ungroomed powder snow on dangerously steep, mountainous slopes.
The first event series under the Freeride World Tour moniker took place in 2008. Prior to that it was known as the Xtreme Verbier, originally a snowboard only contest launched in 1996 – with skiers also invited to compete in 2004. For the 2013 season, the Freeride World Tour merged with the Freeskiing World Tour and The North Face Masters of Snowboarding, combining all three tours under one unified global 5-star championship series.
FWT Management SA, based in Lutry/Lausanne-Switzerland, is organizing world-class sports events in mountain resorts and regions since 1996. Founder of “Verbier Xtreme”, iconic event in freeride skiing & snowboarding, FWT Management SA, has taken in 2008 this stand alone event to create several Series of international freeride competitions totaling over 150 events around the globe for professional, amateur and junior riders.
FWT Management SA is the exclusive owner and organizer of the following Series : Freeride World Tour (FWT), Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ), Freeride Junior Tour (FJT), Freeride Junior World Championship (FJWC) and a Freeride Skiing Team Competition (Skiers Cup) with events taking place in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Oceania.