The conditions have been DEEP in Austria the last few, and the FWT athletes have been getting some last-minute training in.
The wait is finally over. After almost a year of waiting, we finally get to watch some of the best freeride skiers and snowboarders on the planet huck their carcasses on the world stage again. The Freeride World Tour, freeriding’s preeminent competition circuit, returns to Hakuba, Japan this week to kick off the 2019 season.
With an already stacked athlete roster, FWT also just announced two additional wild cards. Local skier Taisuke Kusunoki will join the fray in Japan, and Logan Pehota will make an appearance on his home turf a few weeks at Kicking Horse. Kusunoki won the FWQ Hakuba event two years ago, showcasing his smooth style in bottomless powder and will join fellow wild card Travis Rice and Victor De le Rue in competition in Japan. Young gun Pehota already has three seasons of FWT experience, including a win with one of the highest scores ever recorded at Kicking Horse last year.
Last season, the Hakuba competition was canceled due to TOO much snow. Imagine that, canceling a ski competition because of snow? Luckily, the event ended up being re-staged a few weeks later in Kicking Horse, and Arianna Tricomi and Ivan Malakhov took wins with impressive lines.
The window in Hakuba is open from January 19-26, so tune in for the live stream and watch the best skiers and snowboarders show off their skills for the first time this season.
'Heroes' is a new fine art book dedicated to the culture, community, and progression of women’s snowboarding. Flipping through most major snowboard publications, you’ll be lucky to find a few pages featuring female riders. Cover shots are even fewer and further between. And even though women's riding has progressed leaps and bounds over the last few decades, media coverage hasn't entirely caught up. The new book wants to fill this void. It's a 288-page large-format volume of stunning
This past season was a tough one to be a grom – or a skier and rider of any age, for that matter. Despite the strangest winter season we’ve ever seen, we were blown away by the level of talent we saw in the 2020 TGR Grom Comp, presented by GoPro. Some of the best skiers and snowboarders under the age of 18 threw down all winter long, stacking clips for the win. As always, this year’s winners were chosen by a panel of judges made up of TGR athletes and staff. The competition was tight,
The Freeride World Tour just announced the official list of 48 athletes who will compete in the upcoming FWT21 season. Seven snowboard women, nine snowboard men, eight ski women and 24 ski men will fight to lift the trophy as the FWT champion, traveling across the globe to compete. The full roster is below:SKI MEN The Top 13 FWT 2020 in ranking order: Isaac FREELAND (USA)Kristofer TURDELL (SWE)Andrew POLLARD (USA)Blake MARSHALL (NZ)Reine BARKERED (SWE)Carl REGNÉR (SWE)Drew TABKE (USA)Carl