Andes Season Grand Finale Coming Up
The Andes Season Wraps Up With Discounted FWQ Entry and Prime Spring Conditions at Corralco!
If you want to throw a party, you need a couple of things. You want it to be sunny, with great weather. You want people to come, to have a good time and to see their old friends while making new ones. And you want it to have it at a special venue, in a beautiful location.
Photo: FWQ athlete Matias Doherty. Doherty expects to continue his competition season in North America once the Andes season wraps up
That special mix of stoke, joy, sunshine, location and good times is about to mark the final event of the 2018 Andes Freeride season at Corralco. After a packed September, with successful events at Chapelco and Antillanca, Corralco wraps up the winter in the Andes with a special event that no one should miss.
“We looked at the winter, at all the people we met and all the athletes and decided that for the last competition, we would reduce the entry fee to $80 (USD) so that even if you didn’t have the best year or had to travel far to get here, competing would be affordable,” says Freeride Chile’s Fernando Ochagavia. “We felt that it was important to do this, especially for the athletes from Argentina as their country is having some issues at the moment.”
Ochagavia also says that in addition to the reduced entry fee, the event will have a few other special things on tap, hinting at a new venue that in his words is, “Plan Z”.
Photo: An athlete charges through the creamy wind-textured powder on the Corralco Freeride 2* venue in 2017.
“It will be really interesting for the athletes,” says Ochagavia.
Given that this year has already been one of the most interesting for freeriding competitions in the Andes, with a new event at La Parva and the debut of “The Crater” venue at Antillanca, everyone can be certain that when Ochagavia says that good things will happen for the athletes, spectators and other friends of freeride, good things will happen. Just how good? The only way to know for sure is to make the trip to Corralco to find out for yourself.
What you need to know:
The new and reduced entry fee for the 2* Corralco event is $80. A single-event or year-long FWQ athlete license is required to compete. The event runs from September 28-30.