Press Release
24 March 2024

PR35 – YETI Xtreme Verbier confirmed for Friday, March 22, 2024

The final event of the FWT by Peak Performance season is only days away

·   The YETI Xtreme Verbier returns after a year off due to last year’s cancelation

·   Three world champions are still to be crowned

·   Snowboard Men and Ski Men to drop from the top of the Bec des Rosses

VERBIER, Switzerland – March 20, 2024: The YETI Xtreme Verbier has been confirmed for this Friday, March 22, marking the final event of an incredible 2024 FWT by Peak Performance season. Competition will therefore happen one day ahead of the scheduled weather window, as high winds and snowfalls are predicted afterwards, with no clear window in the following week. Organizers have concluded that Friday looks like the safest and best option for competition, with calm winds and only a thin cloud layer predicted.

In an exciting development, Ski and Snowboard Men can drop from the top of the Bec des Rosses for the first time since 2018, while the Ski and Snowboard Women will start from the Petit Bec. Conditions over the last five years have been challenging – rendering the top of the mountain unsafe for freeride competition – but riders will return to the peak this year, providing some of the most technical and exposed terrain in any freeride competition on the planet. This will prove especially daunting for some of the younger, less experienced athletes on the roster, who will surely be feeling the added pressure of competing in the biggest freeride event on the calendar, on the most iconic freeride face, in the FWT Finals.

World titles are the line for many athletes, apart from the Snowboard Men’s category, in which Victor de Le Rue sealed his third title in Fieberbrunn last week. It’s a two-horse race in the Ski Men’s between Max Hitzig and Marcus Goguen, with the former a clear favorite to take the crown. The other side of the draw is a bit more open, with four possible champions in the Ski Women’s – Astrid Cheylus is leading the pack – and the Spaniard Núria Castán Barón holds a narrow lead over Anna Martinez and Erin Sauve in the Snowboard Women’s. Check out all the possible scenarios of who could win the title in Verbier on Friday here.

Live coverage starts at 9:45 AM CET on, with the first rider dropping at 10:00 AM CET. The dropping order will be:

-    Snowboard Women

-    Ski Women

-    Snowboard Men

-    Ski Men

Come and watch the event in person if you’re in the area. Even though the competition is earlier than scheduled, the village will still be buzzing – from Friday to Sunday – with loads of live DJ sets, signing sessions with the athletes and ski tests. Check out the full program here.

Otherwise, remember that the YETI Xtreme Verbier will be broadcast LIVE at 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.

About the FWT

FWT Management SA is based in Verbier, Switzerland, and has been organizing premier sports events globally in mountain resorts since 1996. The company founded the Xtreme Verbier, an iconic event in freeride skiing and snowboarding, and turned this single competition into a prestigious series of worldwide events in 2008, the Freeride World Tour (FWT). The company has since grown to include multiple competition series that fall under the FWT brand – including FWT Challenger, FWT Qualifier and FWT Junior – with events across all formats taking place in Europe, North America, South America and Oceania. Since December 2022, FWT has been part of the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS).

About Peak Performance

Born in the Scandinavian mountains out of a love for skiing in remote, untouched terrain, our passion for adventure and nature runs deep. Our purpose is simple: we bring the freeride spirit to the world. As for our products, they all have the same purpose – empower the freedom to be adventurous and follow your own line. Whether it be horizontally or vertically, on skis, by bike, or on foot, they offer a balance of style and performance. Our Scandinavian heritage is ever present and our commitment to doing better things in a better way is our never-ending responsibility. For more information, please visit