With two stellar competitions in Hakuba, Japan and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C. in the books, the European leg of 2020 Freeride World Tour (FWT) is where things really start to get interesting. In less than 10 days, the world’s best will try and “Hold The Line” in Andorra’s Ordino Arcalís during the February 28th - March 4th weather window.
Considered the freeride epicentre of the Pyrenees, Ordino Arcalís offers the perfect stage for the highly contested world title races to continue to unfold. Strong performances in Hakuba and Kicking Horse by Andrew Pollard (USA-Ski Men), Victor De Le Rue (FRA-Snowboard Men), Arianna Tricomi (ITA-Ski Women) and Marion Haerty (FRA-Snowboard Women) have given them a narrow lead in the rankings, but with three crucial events to go, the world title is still very much fair game in every category.
With a winter that has been all over the place in Europe, from heavy snow, to high rain, and warmer than usual temperatures, the competition venue is likely to be decided very close to the event day.
Local riders in the lineup will include Nurià Castan Baron (SPA-Snowboard Women), the always dangerous Aymar Navarro (SPA-Ski Men), and event wildcard Dani Fornell-Prat (AND-Ski Men). They will all be looking to apply their local knowledge!
Be sure to stay tuned to freerideworldtour.com along with following FWT’s social media channels (@freerideworldtour) for competition updates.