Fact: This year’s Freeride World Tour is going to be absolutely stacked.
The Freeride World Tour has announced yet another season wild card entry to its roster, this time with French big-mountain snowboard prodigy Victor De Le Rue. The little brother of the former FWT champion Xavier De Le Rue certainly has some big shoes to fill, but over the past few years has shown that he has what it takes. Hailing from a freestyle background, with French junior titles in boardercross, slopestyle, and halfpipe under his belt, Victor has continued to push the limits of the sport.
In recent years, he has starred in awe-inspiring segments in movies like Dopamine, Heavy Mental, and Origins. De Le Rue has been recognized with accolades like French Rider of the Year in 2012, 2013, and 2014, as well as Snowboarder Magazine’s #3 Rider of the Year in 2015.
De Le Rue will join the likes of Tanner Hall, Drew Tabke, Jackie Paaso, and Aymar Navarro, to name a few. We look forward to an awesome season of freeriding.
Victor De Le Rue is no stranger to getting gnarly in big terrain. FWT photo.
It’s Snowmageddon in California. Following the state's recent four day megastorm, resorts across the state are reporting between 4-11 FEET of fresh pow. The storm was extra gracious to the Eastern Sierra, which dumped over 130 inches of new snow at Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain. But that's not saying that things up North are shabby—it’s quite the opposite. Both North and South Lake Tahoe resorts scored big time with about 50-90 inches of snowfall. Here’s the official breakdown of what
Of course, Travis Rice was going to put on a show at Kings and Queens of Corbet’s—Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is his backyard after all. Launching into the infamous couloir, Rice went HUGE by not only airing Corbet’s but also the subsequent kickers at the bottom. All in all, it was an absolute dream ride. If you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to go full send into Corbet’s, here’s your chance. Rice just dropped the POV from his first run and it’s insane. RELATED: Watch the 2019 Kings
There likely isn’t a more recognizable ski run in North America than Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s infamous Corbet’s Couloir. What better place than to hold a unique big mountain freeride competition than here? Enter Kings and Queens of Corbet’s, now going into its sophomore year with a stacked line up of both big names like Travis Rice and up-and-comers. The weather window for the competition opens up this Sunday February 10th. RELATED: Kings and Queens of Corbet's 2018 Highlights Who you