One Freeride Tour to Rule Them All in 2013

Swatch Freeride World Tour, Freeskiing World Tour and the North Face Masters have announced that they are joining forces to create a single freeride world tour in 2013. Each of the six stops on the tour will include skiing and snowboarding and will be known as Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face. (Editor’s note:  I hope they have a lot of room on their trophies for that name.)

“The union of the three tours is a major step in the sport’s growth,” said Nicolas Hale-Woods, Freeride World Tour Managing Director Europe. “Not only at World Tour (FWT) level, but also at qualifying level, with events happening in New-Zealand, North & South America, and Europe, all counting for one unique Freeride World Qualifiers (FWQ) ranking, enabling riders from all active areas to qualify for the next season’s SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE.”

Five of the tour stops have been confirmed: Revelstoke, Kirkwood, Chamonix-Mont Blanc, Fieberbrunn PillerseeTal, and the finals in Verbier.

1. Swatch Freeride World Tour Revelstoke 2013 by The North Face
Dates:   7 – 12  January; Location: Revelstoke (CAN)
Disciplines: Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard

2. Swatch Freeride World Tour Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 2013 by The North Face
Dates: 26 January – 1 February; Location: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (FRA)
Disciplines: Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard

3. Swatch Freeride World Tour Kirkwood 2013 by The North Face
Dates: 27 February – 3 March; Location: Kirkwood (USA)
Disciplines: Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard

4. Swatch Freeride World Tour Fieberbrunn Pillerseetal 2013 by The North Face
Dates: 9 – 15 March; Location: Fieberbrunn Pillerseetal (AUT)
Disciplines: Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard

5. Stop No5 in Europe – Location To Be Confirmed

6. Swatch Verbier Xtreme 2013 by The North Face
Dates: 23 – 31 March; Location: Verbier (SUI)
Disciplines: Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard

 

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