Freeride World Tour: Baqueira-Beret Pro confirmed for Sunday

The 2023 Freeride World Tour (FWT) season opener will take place on Sunday, January 29 in Baqueira-Beret, Spain. Good weather and snow are expected that day. In the Spanish Pyrenees there has been a lot of snow in recent days down to lower altitudes, so the conditions on the competition track are good. While Sunday’s weather promises light winds and a mix of sun and cloud, FWT organizers have given the go-ahead for the start of the season.

Athletes eager to compete have already familiarized themselves with the local mountains and explored the various freeride terrain in the area before the competition begins. The reigning champions Maxime Chabloz (SUI, skis) Jessica Hotter (NZL, Skiing) and Tiphanie Perrotin (FRA, snowboard) will certainly give everything to repeat last year’s success. In the ski category it is also on strong premises such as Aymar Navarro (ESP), Abel Moga (ESP) and event wildcard Elizabeth Marina (ESP) to pay attention. Last year’s winners from Fieberbrunn also want to be part of the skiers Max Hitzig (GER) from St. Gallenkirch, who will start for Germany this season, and Valentine Rainier (AUT) from Mils have their say and hope for a successful start to the season. The former snowboarding world champion Manuela Mandel (AUT) from Vienna will unfortunately miss the first three FWT events of the season due to injury.

The health and safety of all athletes and staff is always the top priority of the FWT organizers and the FWT team has been working hard to prepare the competition track. Like all FWT events, the contest will be streamed live exclusively on broadcast, with an easy-to-use replay option so you don’t miss a thing.

The live stream begins Sunday at 12:20 p.m. with the following starting order:

12:30 p.m. – Snowboard Ladies
1:00 p.m. – Men’s Snowboard
1:45 p.m. – Women’s skiing
2:30 p.m. – Men’s skiing

Further event and rider updates can be found on the FWT’s social media channels.

Dates Freeride World Tour 2023
1. Baqueira-Beret, Spain: January 28 – February 2, 2023
2. Ordino-Arcalís, Andorra: February 4-9, 2023
3. Kicking Horse, Golden, BC, Canada: February 17-22, 2023
4. Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Austria: March 11-17, 2023
5. Verbier, Switzerland: March 25 – April 2, 2023

About the Freeride World Tour

FWT Management SA, based in Verbier, Switzerland, has been organizing world-class sporting events in mountain resorts and regions since 1996. As the founder of the legendary Xtreme Verbier freeride ski and snowboard event, FWT Management SA created the Freeride World Tour (FWT) in 2008. Today it organizes several international freeride competition series and more than 160 events across the world for professional, amateur and junior riders.

FWT Management SA is the organizer of the following series: Freeride World Tour, Challenger, Qualifier and Junior with events in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Oceania.

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