The competition

FWT Junior

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.

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Fostering youth particIpation in the sport

This circuit is specifically designed to nurture the talents of young athletes aged up to 18 years old, fostering their development and promoting youth participation in the sport. In addition to the competitive aspect, there is a strong focus on ensuring the safety and well-being of the athletes, with measures in place for injury prevention and a deep understanding of the mountain environment.

The road to the Freeride World Tour

from grassroots competitions to the elite, this is the ROAD TO THE FWT.

four levels of events

  • One-star events are considered the easiest ones, providing a great entry point for young athletes.
  • Two-star events offer a higher level of challenge and competition.
  • Three-star events step up the difficulty even further, attracting skilled young riders.
  • The pinnacle of the circuit is the Freeride Junior World Championships, an exclusive invitation-only event.

The junior world championships

At the Junior level, the highlight of the season is undoubtedly the Freeride Juniors World Championships, where the very best Junior riders from around the globe come together to showcase their skills and compete in a thrilling one-day event.

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Junior world champions

Ski men

Lukas Bennett

Young Canadien Lukas Bennett (CAN) started with a bang, launching a 360 over an avalanche barrier and never looked back, packing his run full of high-speed features and super technical 360s, spinning both ways to victory. Less than four points separated the athletes on the podium – showcasing the depth of talent.
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Freeride World Tour - Lukas Bennett
Ski Women

Jana Hausl

Local legend Jana Häusl (AUT) – daughter of freeride pioneer Stefan Häusl – stormed out of the gates and completed the course in no time, showcasing both her freeriding prowess with some solid drops, and her freestyle moves, combining a flowy 360 and another air off the kickers. This title makes her the youngest ski women and first ever Austrian junior world champion.
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Freeride World Tour - Jana Hausl
Snowboard Men

Kea Chretien

Reigning champion Kea Chretien (FRA) impressed the judges for the second year straight, taking home the top spot. He started with a huge air off the avalanche barrier, linking this with multiple airs and grabs, as well as a frontside 360 to bolts.
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Freeride World Tour - Kea Chretien
Snowboard Women

Teagan Rilee Turner

Teagan Rilee Turner (USA) took the win in style with a fast, fluid line from top to bottom, which included a huge air off the cornice out of the gates, and multiple smaller features throughout her run.
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Freeride World Tour - Teagan Rilee Turner
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