For freeriders, the long period of anticipation is coming to an end as the best freeriders across the world will descend upon the Andorran freeride Mecca in less than 7 days. After an extremely successful event in 2015, freeriders will once again have a chance to put on their best show on the incredible terrain in the Pyrenees that this hidden gem of a ski resort has to offer. New riders and returning champs will compete on this evolving venue that has a rich history of competition originating from the 4* FWQ stop known as El Dorado Freeride.
It is the first time the FWT season opener will be hosted in Andorran resort of Vallnord-Arcalís – the first of five stops on the FWT16 tour. Competitors will have their first opportunity to test their skills this season on the long road to the final competition at the Xtreme Verbier in April.
The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 23. Spectators and freeride aficionados alike will be able to participate in a festive atmosphere and watch the live competition action at the mountain venue or watch it on a giant screen in the FWT event village with fellow freeride fans. From Friday to Sunday, FWT event village will offer spectators a wide variety of entertainment including a live DJ, food and beverages, events for kids, and the opening ceremony 3:30 pm on Friday, January 22. Skiers and snowboarders will also be able to test the latest gear at the Freeride Test Zone, also being held in the event village on Saturday and Sunday. Other public opening events including an official presentation on Friday and a FWT party on Saturday will take place in the Plaza Major in Ordino.
For those unable to attend the event in person, don’t fret because every moment of the live action will be available on the live webcast on www.freerideworldtour.com. Online viewers will be able to follow the lines of every athlete with the legendary commentator Dave Mailman (USA) and expert freeride analyst Martin Winkler (AUT).
Don’t miss out on the season opener for the most exciting tour in freeride; tune into the live webcast at 9 AM (Andorra time) on the day of the competition on freerideworldtour.com, dailymotion.com, or youtube.com!
DROPPING IN – THE 2016 SEASON OPENER OF THE SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!