2023 Freeride Junior World Championships Location Confirmed | Freeride World Tour

2023 Freeride Junior World Championships Location Confirmed

The World’s top young riders will compete this season at the Yeti Freeride World Junior Championships by Dynastar in Kappl, Austria.


The best young skiers and snowboarders of the world come together once a season in the most eagerly anticipated competition of the Junior series. The Yeti Freeride World Junior Championships by Dynastar is the event where the most talented freeriders of the new generation compete to secure the coveted title of Junior World Champion in all four categories: Ski Men, Ski Women, Snowboard Men, and Snowboard Women. This event has the power to shape the future of Freeride and inspire more and more young riders to get involved in the sport.

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In 2023, the Freeride World Junior Championships (FJWC) are returning once again in Kappl, Austria on the 23-26 of January. The resort based in the Austrian Tyrol has hosted the FJWC since 2018, providing the perfect location with plentiful snow and the Quellspitze competition venue. This will be the 10th FJWC in Kappl, and this year will be organized alongside Yeti.

The riders who will compete for the title qualified for the 2023 FJWC based on their final ranking from the 2022 FWT Junior season. Top-ranked riders from the current Global Ranking may also be eligible for entry. Both the FWT Junior and the World Championships play a huge role in the development of up-and-coming riders as they advance up the Pyramid from the FWT Junior, to the FWT Qualifier, followed by the FWT Challenger and for a talented few, to the Freeride World Tour. 

With so many outstanding athletes, this year's FJWC will be a must-see event for all Freeride enthusiasts. Last year's Junior World Champions Martin BenderJenna MeyersTavo Sadeg and Lila Yeoman have impressed us and for the first three it is time to step up and move on to the FWT Qualifier. Lila Yeoman, on the other hand, will be ready to fight to take back her title as well as the other 7 girls who will participate in the event. This year as never before we hope that all the girls on the event will inspire many more to get involved in freeriding. With 28 athletes for Region 2 and 35 from Region 1, the most represented country this year is the USA. May the best win, but most importantly, may the fun be guaranteed!


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Who will become Junior World Champion this season? Stay tuned to find it out! In-depth coverage and breath-taking live event broadcasts are available, as always, at www.freerideworldtour.com. Don’t miss this chance to see tomorrow’s Best Riders in the World!

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