FWQ FINALS: ATHLETE ROSTER CONFIRMED FOR REGION 1 | Freeride World Tour

FWQ FINALS: ATHLETE ROSTER CONFIRMED FOR REGION 1

Three competitions remain to establish qualification to Freeride World Tour 2023…

The Freeride World Qualifier Finals begin this week in Europe, with events in Nendaz, Switzerland (4 - 9 March), Jasna, Slovakia (11- 14 March), and Obergurgl, Austria (1 - 5 April). This series of events will determine FWQ overall champions, and equally important, which riders are qualified to Freeride World Tour 2023. 

 

2022 has been a year of big changes in the world of Freeride. Both the Freeride World Tour and the Freeride World Qualifiers adopted a brand-new tour format for establishing global rankings and tour qualifications. For both tours, the first half of the season works as a preliminary round, with a reduced group of top-ranked riders advancing to the newly-established Finals stage. The preliminary round of FWQ Region 1 (Europe, Asia, Oceania) wrapped up during the last week of February with the event in Silvretta Montafon, Austria. With the reduced athlete field established, the FWQ Finals are primed to get underway with the first of three events in Nendaz, Switzerland. 

 

SKI MEN ROSTER

Ski Men Roster

 

SKI WOMEN ROSTER

Ski Women Roster

 

SNOWBOARD WOMEN ROSTER

Snowboard Women Roster

 

SNOWBOARD MEN ROSTER

Snowboard Men Roster

 

WHO WILL QUALIFY FOR THE FWT23?

The Freeride World Qualifier tour is divided between two global regions—Region 1 (Europe, Oceania, Asia) and Region 2 (Americas). The upcoming event in Nendaz is the first of the Region 1’s FWQ Finals events. On the other side of the Atlantic, Region 2’s FWQ Finals includes Crystal Mountain, Washington (14 - 16 March), Big Sky, Montana (23 - 24 March), and Kirkwood, California (31 March - 1 April)

Although the FWT represents the top of the global ranking pyramid, the FWQ events are often just as exciting, with the hungriest up-and-coming riders throwing down progressive performances on legendary venues. These events all come with their own must-see live broadcasts, available through www.freerideworldtour.com, as well as up-to-the-minute updates on social media