The second stop for the women on this year's Freeride World Tour traveled to Fieberbrunn, Austria. Lorraine Huber, an Austrian who placed third, gives us an update on the big-mountain competition.
At the start of the winter, I was lucky enough to receive a wildcard for the second – of a total of four – Freeride World Tour women’s stop, the Scott Big Mountain Fieberbrunn in Austria. The contest, also a Freeride World Qualifier for the men, took place this weekend in generally good weather conditions. The quality of the snow on the Wildseeloder face was good, however due to the lack of a good snow base, options were limited to three to four main lines. As many competitors discovered, there was often only a thin layer of snow on relatively rocky terrain.