After a long summer season of anticipation, the Freeride World Tour (FWT) has launched the official competition calendar, featuring a completely revamped competition schedule for the upcoming 2018 season. This year, the FWT unveils two brand new locations for the opening events in Hakuba, Japan and Kicking Horse, Golden, B.C., Canada—two legendary freeride destinations. Forty five riders in four categories—ski men, ski women, snowboard men, and snowboard women—will make the five-stop international journey. All riders will face a round of qualification cuts after the fourth stop in Fieberbrunn, Austria before arriving at the grand finale in Verbier, Switzerland in March/April 2018.

Locations & Dates

1) Hakuba, Japan – January 20-27, 2018 – The Winter Begins
2) Kicking Horse, Golden, B.C., Canada – February 3-9, 2018 – Time To Get Rowdy
3) Vallnord-Arcalís, Andorra – March 1-7, 2018 – Hold The Line
4) Fieberbrunn, Austria – March 9-15, 2018 – Crunch Time
5) Verbier, Switzerland – March 31 - April 8, 2018 – The Grand Finale

Freeride world tour 2018 calendar image
Photo by Tim Lloyd / Freeride World Tour
To see who's competing this year (Canadian skiers include Logan Pehota, Trace Cooke and Kylie Sivell), click here, and be sure to keep tabs on the latest competition and rider news on along with following the FWT on Facebook and Instagram.
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