Ordino Arcalis Competition Confirmed for January 30 | Freeride World Tour

Ordino Arcalis Competition Confirmed for January 30

GREEN LIGHT IN ORDINO ARCALÍS  

Freeride World Tour 2022 stop #2 is confirmed for Sunday, January 30…

Non-stop Freeride action continues in the Pyrenees Mountains this week, with event #2 of the 2022 tour confirmed for Sunday in Ordino Arcalís, Andorra. Following last Saturday’s record-breaking event in Baqueira Beret, Spain, the tour ranking is established and the race for the championship is officially underway. 

Boasting a variety of attractive freeride terrain and a dedicated local Freeride scene, Ordino Arcalís has been FWT’s home in the Pyrenees since 2015. 

The second event of the FWT22 will start on Sunday, the 30th of January in Ordino Arcalís, Andorra.  Don’t miss any action! Watch live exclusively on www.freerideworldtour.com. Check your local time below: 

  • 10:30 AM CET - Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2:30 AM MST - Calgary, Canada
  • 6:30 PM JST - Tokyo, Japan
  • 10.30 AM NZDT - Auckland, New Zealand

 

The world's best freerides will be joined by a local skier, Joan Aracil, who received an event wildcard for the second stop of the FWT: 

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Stop #1 in Spain saw all four categories won by first-time event winners. The result is a mix of veterans, rookies and wildcards currently atop the rankings, and if the first event is any indication, fans can expect the level of riding at stop #2 to blow minds. 

Some of the most experienced riders stumbled slightly in Spain, with past Ski Men World Champions including Leo Slemett (FRA), Reine Barkered (SWE) and Isaac Freeland (USA) all ranked outside of the top 10, with only Krisofer Turdell (SWE) ranked higher, at 7th. As though sensing his opportunity, 19-year-old event Wildcard Max Palm (SWE) exploded onto the world Freeride scene, stomping the first ever double backflip in competition, and taking the victory in a field stacked with talent.

In Ski Women, 2021 World Champ Elisabeth Gerritzen sits at 9th place following a huge, perfect air followed by an unfortunate crash, while Olivia McNeill (CAN) sits atop the leaderboard after her first tour victory. McNeill is followed closely by Hedvig Wessel (NOR) and Zuzanna Witych (POL).

Michael Mawn (USA) stood atop the Snowboard Men’s podium for his first time in Spain, with defending champ Victor De Le Rue (FRA) in the middle of the pack in 5th place. And Tour veteran Erika Vikander(USA) nabbed her first event victory in Snowboard Women. Also in Women’s Snowboarding, Núria

Castán Barón (ESP) made a triumphant return to competition, competing in Baqueira Beret as an event Wildcard and placing 2nd in the event. Both Castán Baron and Palm were invited to compete on the full FWT following their strong performances in Baqueira. 

 

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Ordino Arcalís is stop #2 of the tour, and with The Cut to qualify to FWT Finals looming after stop #3 in Kicking Horse, BC, the results in Andorra are of huge consequence. Riders currently highly ranked have a chance to pull even further away, and guarantee their spot in the finals early, while riders further down the ranking will be feeling the mounting pressure as their chances to qualify grow fewer. 

One of the best ways to follow the drama of the tour is with Fun Bet, a virtual platform where fans from around the world compete with each other to pick which athletes will win each stop of the FWT22. The platform is free to use and free to play! 

Want to see more of the Best Riders on the Best Mountains? 

www.freerideworldtour.com is your home for live FWT event broadcasts, as well for in-depth coverage and extensive media libraries. The riders are in position and preparing to drop in for FWT Ordino Arcalís—are you ready?