About - Safety
“Safety is the number one priority for Freeride World Tour. Education is the first and most important aspect of mountain safety."
Nicolas Hale-Woods, CEO FWT
- Mandatory equipment
The FWT requires that all competitors in every competition carry an avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, and know how to use them; as well as a helmet and a certified and separate back protection.
FWT is also teaming up with RECCO search and rescue, Black Diamond airbags, Pieps avalanche transceivers, probes and shovels, as well as Vibram sole to provide snow safety products for every competitor. All equipment, verified on competition day prior to events, is mandatory in order to compete.
A harness shall be part of the rider’s equipment. All riders must take their harness to competitions but it will only be mandatory if the organizers announce it prior to or during the riders meeting. Therefore, it is the rider's responsibility to have a harness handy if needed.
An avalanche airbag is only mandatory on the Freeride World Tour, not on FWQ or FJT.
The equipment along with a transceiver check and a RECCO reflector check will be done prior to the competition.
Any rider missing any of the mandatory equipment will not be allowed to start and will get a DNS (did not start).