About Us

This is who we are

FWT Management SA, headquartered in the picturesque city of Lausanne, Switzerland, has established itself as a leading sports event management company since its inception in 1996, with the creation of the legendary Xtreme Verbier.

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WE ARE THE Home of freeride

The Xtreme Verbier, an event that has attained iconic status in the world of freeride skiing and snowboarding, initially started as a single competition in 1996, but has then evolved into the highly coveted Freeride World Tour (FWT), a prestigious series of global events that attracts the best and most daring athletes from around the globe.

Since its introduction in 2008, the FWT has captivated the imaginations of freeride enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies alike. This awe-inspiring tour showcases the most legendary and challenging alpine faces at renowned ski resorts across the world, providing a platform for the world's top riders to showcase their skills and push the boundaries of what is possible in freeride sports.

The success of the FWT has led to the expansion of the FWT brand, encompassing multiple competition series that cater to different levels of skill and experience. These include the FWT Challenger, FWT Qualifier, and FWT Junior, each designed to nurture talent, foster growth, and provide opportunities for athletes at various stages of their freeride journey, across the Sport Pyramid.

Together with the riders' community and fans around the globe, we're building the Home of Freeride.

The sport Pyramid

The fwt

The FWT Pro is a worldwide circuit of freeride snowboarding and skiing. It features the best riders competing on legendary and challenging alpine faces at renowned ski resorts across the globe.

the fwt challenger

The FWT Challenger is the ultimate step towards qualifying for the FWT Pro circuit. The top riders from the FWT Qualifier compete against the bottom-ranked riders from the FWT tour in high-pressure events to earn a spot on the following year's FWT Pro circuit.

the fwt qualifier

The FWT Qualifier is a world qualification circuit designed to develop the talent and skills of up-and-coming athletes. Riders accumulate points through 60 events held worldwide, including forty in Europe. The scoring system is based on the star ranking of the qualifying events (1-4 stars) and the event regions: Region 1 (Europe, Asia, and Oceania) and Region 2 (USA, Canada, Chile, and Argentina). The top riders from each region are invited to compete in the FWT Challenger.

the fwt junior

These circuits are dedicated to young athletes up to 18 years old, aiming to develop the talents of tomorrow and encourage youth participation in the sport. Emphasis is also placed on injury prevention, safety, and understanding the mountain environment.

The FWT academies

The FWT collaborates with ski schools to provide expertise and share the sport of freeride with riders of all ages. These schools, organized by the FWT, offer programs ranging from one day to a week.

The road to the Freeride World Tour

from grassroots competitions to the elite, this is the sport pyramid explained

What drives us!


Our n°1 priority for the riders and the freeride community, through education and role models.


We constantly seek to provide athletes with the best terrain in the best possible conditions, to witness performance at its best.


As representative of a global league gathering thousands of athletes and inspiring millions of people, we feel responsible to lead the way and envision how can tomorrow look alike.


We give every riders a chance to learn and grow, without consideration of their gender or origin.


At the end of the day, this is why we do what we do. It is so damn fun!

What is freeriding?

It’s a vertical free-verse poem on the mountain. It’s the ultimate expression of all that is fun and liberating about sliding on snow in wintertime.

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