About - The FWT
Who are we ?
FWT Management SA, based in Lausanne - Switzerland, has been organising world-class sports events in mountain resorts and regions since 1996. The Founder of the “Xtreme Verbier” an iconic event in freeride skiing & snowboarding. In 2008 FWT Management SA took the stand-alone event, Xtreme Verbier, and created the Freeride World Tour (FWT), Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ), Freeride Junior World Championships (FJWC) and a Freeride Skiing Team Competition (Skiers Cup) with events in Europe, North America, South America and Oceania.
The Freeride Pyramid
Freeriding is a sport that has experienced tremendous growth during the last few years and is supported by a “pyramid” of development programs. Under the leadership of the Freeride World Tour, the Freeride World Qualifier and the Freeride Junior Tour are designed to support grassroots growth in the sport. In addition, the FWT Club is implemented in cooperation with ski schools throughout Europe.
- The Freeride World Tour (FWT)
The FWT is the worldwide circuit of freeride snowboarding and skiing with the best riders in the world competing on the most legendary and challenging alpine faces at the most renowned ski resorts across the world.
- The Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ)
The world qualification circuit is designed to develop the talent and skills of up-and-coming athletes. Riders accumulate points via 60 events held around the world (including forty in Europe). The score system is based on the star ranking of the qualifying events (1-4 stars) and the event region: region 1 (Europe, Asia, and Oceania) and region 2 (USA, Canada, Chile and Argentina)
- The Freeride Junior Tour (FJT) and Freeride Junior World Championships (FJWC)
This circuit is dedicated to young athletes of up to 18 years of age to develop the talents of tomorrow and encourage youth participation in the sport. Emphasis is also placed on injury prevention, safety, and understanding the mountain environment.
- The FWT Club
The FWT cooperates with ski schools to provide expertise and share the sport of freeride with riders of all ages. Structured by the FWT organization, these schools offer programs lasting from one day to a week.