The FWT called it quits early this year in response to COVID-19. FWT photo.
The Freeride World Tour has canceled the remainder of the FWT20 season, including the Verbier Xtreme and all FWQ and Junior events in response to the global COVID-19 crisis. In a statement, FWT organizers said, “The situation surrounding COVID-19 is evolving rapidly, and the priority of the Freeride World Tour before everything else is to insure the health and safety of the its athletes and team. We would like to thank all of the athletes, fans, and staff for this incredible season.”
With no Verbier Xtreme final to look forward to, the 2020 champions were decided by the current overall standings. Congratulations to Isaac Freedland and Arianna Tricomi for the Ski Men and Ski Women title, and to Nils Mindnich and Marion Haerty for the Snowboard Men and Snowboard Women title!
Craig Kelly was unquestionably a legend, a pioneer, a masterful artist and above all an insightful and intuitive human who was lost too soon. January 21, 2016 marked the 13th year since Kelly passed away tragically in an avalanche guiding a backcountry mission near Revelstoke, BC, according to Transworld Snowboarding. While inducting him into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 2013, they said, "nobody ever, in the history of snowboarding has meant so much to so many people
If you think your current situation surrounding the global COVID-19 outbreak is crazy, consider that of skier Fabian Lentsch. Late last year, Fabi packed up the Snowmads van with the goal of the ultimate adventure – spending a ski season in the mountains of Iran, exploring what it meant to be a big mountain skier in a country that’s not really known for its skiing. RELATED: Stay STOKED - Your Guide to TGR's Best Content Fabi has always been one keen for a good adventure, spending the
We might be living in unprecedented times, but that doesn't mean you can't stay stoked while practicing social distancing in the comfort of your own home. We recommend staying inside, curling up with a nice cup of hot chocolate (or your favorite Sierra Nevada beer), and digging deep in TGR's library of films from the past years. Don't worry, the mountains will still be there when this is all over. Stay healthy, stay safe, and most of all stay stoked.Full TGR Films: - Check out the