28 February 2024

Georgia Pro confirmed for this Thursday, February 29

FWT by Peak Performance season in full swing, with the last event before The Cut coming up in Georgia.

Stop three of this season’s FWT by Peak Performance is ready to fire in the great heights of the Georgian Caucasus Mountains. Competition has been moved forward to this Thursday, as the weather is predicted to worsen from Friday, with clouds moving in and an unpredictable pattern settling in from Saturday. However, the conditions currently have all the right ingredients for an epic event: the Tetnuldi resort recently received 30 cm of fresh snow over a consistent snowpack, with sunshine and stable temperatures forecast this week.
FWT organizers are therefore keen to take advantage of these classic conditions and get the event underway earlier than the proposed waiting period.

The competition will take place on Peak Kakhiani

The competition will take place on Kakhiani – or კახიანი in Georgian – in Tetnuldi. Riders will descend the north-northwest face – starting at 3,150 m and finishing at 2,830 m – which has an average gradient of 37° and some sections up to 55°. This location is perfect for freeriding, with steep terrain and unique features, making it a thrilling and challenging setting for the event.

Who will make the cut?

In the back of the minds of many riders will be The Cut, which means this will be the last event of the season for some. This will surely fuel those in danger of relegation, and ensure they give everything they have to keep their place on Tour and advance to the FWT Finals. Rankings leaders – Anna Martinez (Snowboard Women), Victor de Le Rue (Snowboard Men), Manon Loschi (Ski Women) and Max Hitzig (Ski Men) – will be confident with their strong positions, but there is a long list of talented riders behind them. There are also some big names sitting dangerously below The Cut – notably former World Champions Tiphanie Perrotin (Snowboard Women) and Ludovic Guillot-Diat (Snowboard Men) – or precariously just above, including 2022 World Champion Maxime Chabloz (Ski Men). Can they find some late form and secure their place in the FWT Finals? We’ll find out later this week. 

Watch the 2024 Georgia Pro Live

Live coverage starts at 11:45 AM GET (8:45 AM CET), with the first rider dropping at 12:00 AM GET (9:00 AM CET). The dropping order will be:

- Snowboard Men
- Snowboard Women
- Ski Women
- Ski Men

Be sure to watch the event in person if you’re in the area. Otherwise, remember that the competition will be broadcast LIVE at, with incredible user-friendly replay options to make sure you don’t miss a trick. In the meantime, stay tuned to the FWT social media channels and subscribe to the FWT newsletter to keep pace with the latest news as it drops, including competition and rider updates.