The Competition

Freeride World Tour

What is Freeride World Tour? 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 and the most renowned ski resorts across the world.

FWT • Home of freeride • 


What the FWT is a film presented by Alpina Watches that unveils the astonishing story of the FWT, including a behind-the-scenes look into the colossal effort it takes to run an event.

WHat is Freeride World Tour?

For over 15 years, the FWT has been at the center of freeriding, helping to launch the careers of some of the biggest names in freeriding history. It has also been an integral part of the evolution of the sport itself, owing to the endless stream of young talent each year that brings new tricks and novel approaches to competition.

The FWT is an exciting and highly anticipated global circuit that takes place annually. In the year 2024, there will be a total of six thrilling events that will leave spectators in awe. These events bring together the most skilled and talented riders from all around the world, creating a truly international competition.

One of the key highlights of the FWT Pro is the opportunity for riders to showcase their skills on some of the most iconic and challenging alpine faces. These breathtaking locations are situated in renowned ski resorts that are known for their incredible slopes and stunning scenery. It is truly a sight to behold as riders conquer the slopes with their extraordinary talent and precision.

At the end of this exhilarating circuit, the Freeride World Champions are crowned. These champions are the epitome of excellence in freeriding, having demonstrated their exceptional abilities throughout the six events. There are four categories in which the champions are determined, ensuring that each discipline is given its due recognition.

To reach the ultimate stage of the FWT Pro, riders must first prove themselves in the initial four events. These events serve as qualifiers for the highly anticipated FWT Finals. It is during this phase that the riders showcase their skills and strive to secure their spot in the final competition. The ranking for the initial round is based on the best three results out of the four events, ensuring that consistency is rewarded.

Only the top riders, who have displayed unparalleled talent and determination, will receive invitations to participate in the prestigious FWT Finals. This event brings together the crème de la crème of freeriding, creating an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation. The final ranking for FWT Pro is determined by the four best results out of the six events, ensuring that every event matters and adds to the overall outcome.

In summary, the FWT Pro is a thrilling and prestigious global circuit that showcases the very best in freeriding. With its incredible locations, talented riders, and intense competition, it is a must-see event for all fans of extreme sports and adrenaline-pumping action.


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Ski Women

Justine Dufour-Lapointe

Justine’s season will be defined by her rapid rise to fame in the freeride discipline. She only recently made the switch from moguls skiing – where she boasts two Olympic medals and dozens of FIS World Cup podiums – to become FWT World Champion in her first season.
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Ski men

Valentin Rainer

Valentin spent six years competing in FWT Junior and Challenger events before his breakthrough season on the FWT in 2022. He didn’t make the cut last season, but requalified through the FWT Challenger series to great avail, winning this year in spectacular fashion.
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Snowboard Men

Ludovic Guillot-Diat

Ludo’s vast experience in big mountain riding and unyielding dedication to the sport have paid off with his maiden FWT World Champion crown. He has been on and off the tour since 2013, with multiple podiums during this time, as well as vast success on the FWT Challenger series
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Snowboard Women

Katie Anderson

Katie proved herself too strong this season, locking in three out of four wins in extraordinary style. This is her first FWT crown, but she came close in 2021, finishing second in a super-consistent season that included three podiums.
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FWT • Home of freeride • 

Freeride world tour rules

The rules are in place to ensure the safety of the athletes, the fairness of competition and, ultimately, to promote the best freeriding in the arena of live competition.


FWT23 Season Highlights

Relive the adrenaline-pumping moments of the Freeride World Tour 2023 with the <a href="">FWT23</a> season highlights video! From jaw-dropping cliff drops to smooth powder runs, this has it all.

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