In just 30 days, the Freeride World Tour (FWT) launches its 2022 season! With deep snow already blanketing competition venues in the Pyrenees, the Alps and British Columbia, a boundary-pushing athlete roster, plus exciting format modifications and surprise wild cards, the 15th edition of the legendary freeride series is primed to be the best season yet!

The 2022 Tour begins with a brand new stop in Baqueira Beret, Spain on January 22nd - 28th. The thriving resort of snow sports in the Spanish Pyrenees looks to make a strong debut as an FWT host resort, with excellent snow conditions already established on the potential venues, and representation from explosive local skier Aymar Navarro.

Aymar Navarro. Photo by Dom Daher / Freeride World Tour

Following the opening event in Spain, the tour then visits Ordino Arcalís, Andorra on January 30th - February 5th and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden B.C. on February 12th - 17th. After these first three stops, the top-ranked riders will advance to the FWT Finals, where the World Champions will be decided at the last two events in Fieberbrunn-Saalbach, Austria on March 15th - 20th and Verbier, Switzerland on March 26th - April 3rd.

Maude Besse. Photo by Jeremy Bernard / Freeride World Tour

As the launch date of the 2022 FWT nears, the riders of the Freeride World Tour are excitedly readying themselves for battle—finishing their early-season training programs, preparing their gear, and arranging their travel. Perhaps most excited to rejoin the global freeride family are standout skiers from New Zealand, who missed last winter’s FWT due to travel restrictions. Complete athlete rosters are available here, so you can pick your favourites to cheer for once the Tour begins.

Fieberbrunn, Austria. Photo by Dom Daher / Freeride World Tour

Confirmed tour riders will be joined by wildcard athletes at every event—top talent whose incredible performances have often played spoiler to the world title hopes of full-season riders. Wildcards are announced immediately before each event, adding even more drama to the intense competitive atmosphere.

With just 30 days until the first riders drop in, be sure to save the dates, bookmark and follow @freerideworldtour. With live broadcasts (plus full replays) from every stop, up-to-the-minute competition updates and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage, you won’t want to miss a moment of the greatest freeride show on earth.

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