Max Hitzig

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21 years old

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about max

Max Hitzig, the talented German skier, earned an Event Wildcard for FWT22 Fieberbrunn. He clinched victory with a breathtaking run that showcased his creativity, including two mesmerizing 360s and an enormous backflip, all while he was still actively competing in the FWQ22.

Max's electrifying debut season on the Tour left a lasting impression, leading to him being named the FWT23 Men Rider of the Year. His remarkable journey concluded with a strong 4th place finish in the overall standings, solidifying his status as a rising star in the world of freeride skiing.

2024 freeride world champion

Max Hitzig delivered a full-throttle line to take second spot at the 2024 YETI Xtreme Verbier, which was enough to claim the FWT World Title! He found a spicy entrance to the central couloir, skiing with zero hesitation and linking two big cliffs before spinning a clean 360 and another cliff to finish.



I can’t believe it. I was so nervous before my line. I have worked so hard for this. The level is getting so high, so I know it is getting harder to claim the title every year, which makes me happy to win it this year. I was scared to ski the Bec des Rosses from the top, but when you are in competition mode you just go full send!

Max Hitzig, 2024 Freeride World Champion
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