In just four days, the world’s best freeriders will begin their quest to become world champion in Hakuba, the heart of the Japanese Alps, at the first event of the 2019 Freeride World Tour, with the competition weather window running from January 19th - 26th.

Huge amounts of recent snow in Hakuba, a stacked line-up of riders including event wildcards Travis Rice (USA) and Taisuke Kusonoki (JPN), sets the stage for an epic competition in the world’s powder epicentre.

In addition to the main event, the FWQ 3* Hakuba competition will also be staged January 15-17th.

For competition updates, rider news and the event livestream, be sure to visit and the Freeride World Tour’s social media channels at @freerideworldtour.

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