Freeride World Tour
March 23, 2010
After a weather delay on Saturday, the final event of the Freeride World Tour went off today for the 24 male skiers and snowboarders tackling Verbier's legendary Bec de Rosses. Sweden's Kaj Zackrisson won today's event, while France's Candide Thovex takes the top honors for the overall tour.
March 21, 2010
On Saturday, the women skiers and snowboarders tackled Verbier, Switzerland's Bec de Rosses to compete in the final stop of the Freeride World Tour. Norway's Ane Enderud repeated her victory from last year, Jackson Hole's Jess McMillan took second, and wild card entry Julia Mancuso, fresh off her two Olympic silver medals, took an impressive third place. Judge Tom Winter reports.
March 19, 2010
The final stop on the Freeride World Tour takes place Saturday on Verbier, Switzerland's ominous Bec de Rosses. Judge Tom Winter tells us what the venue looks like in person and how the athletes are feeling before tomorrow's event.
March 16, 2010
As if two Olympic silver medals wasn't enough, ski racer Julia Mancuso has decided to take on the Verbier Xtreme this weekend, the final stop on this year's Freeride World Tour. The venue for the big-mountain competition is the Bec de Rosses, a massive face filled with rocky cliff bands and no-fall zones. Find out why Julia is taking on the challenge.
March 2, 2010
It was a dramatic few days at Squaw Valley, but the big-mountain competition took place Tuesday on Silverado. The men's ski winner was Sweden's Henrik Windsted; the women's ski winner was Jackie Paaso, a Squaw local who got a wild card to compete at the event. Here are final results and videos of the winning lines.
March 1, 2010
After an aborted attempt to run the Freeride World Tour big-mountain competition on Squaw Valley's Tram Face on Sunday, blue skies and untouched snow mean the competitors are heading to Silverado today. Judge Tom Winter predicts we'll see the future of the sport emerge: park tricks mixed with big-mountain terrain from skiers like Candide Thovex.
February 28, 2010
As of this morning, the plan for the Squaw Valley stop of the Freeride World Tour was to let competitors tackle the infamous Tram Face. But then poor snow conditions led to a change of plans and today's run was can canceled. Instead, the event will move to Silverado tomorrow. Judge Tom Winter gives us the details.
February 28, 2010
Freeride World Tour Judge Tom Winter checks in from Squaw Valley, where it's currently dumping. The competition is slated to occur on Sunday with the number one ranked male skier, Candid Thovex, skiing first.
February 15, 2010
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.