About The Event

Freeride World Qualifier - FWQ

For the past ten years the SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR (FWT) has assembled the greatest ski and snowboard freeriders on the planet for a five-stop worldwide tour. In 2017, 50 athletes will compete on the most stunning competion venues in the world. These top riders travel the world in an effort to qulify for the 22nd edition of the legendary Xtreme Verbier - the iconic grnd finale to the 2017 season. At the end of the first three European stops in France, Andorry and Austria, a first selection of riders is made to determine which riders will advance to the eagerly anticipated fourth stop in Haines, Alaska - a freeriders dream destination. After Haines, a second cut is made, eliminating all but the very top athletes in each category, and advancing them to the world championships in Verbier, Switzerland.

Through the Freeride World Qaulifier Tour (FWQ) every year, the top  3 Skiers and the top 2 Snowboarders of this ranking qualify for the extemly selective starting field of the Freeride World Tour.

The FWQ Tour Events are categorised in 1 star to  4 star events. The higher the category, the more points the riders get awarded for the ranking.
The X OVER RIDE 2017, will be held as a 3 star event for the sixth time after it's premier in 2012. 

Since there are more and more 1 star and 2 star events, were are not going to hold a separate FWQ 1 star event the day before, as we did in the 2012 and 2013.

 

 

  • 24.03.2018 – FWQ ***
    Freeride World Tour Qualifier ***
    Start: Lakarschneid 2652m
    Finish: Langwied, Häuslalm 1970m
    70 riders, 65 from the seeding list, 5 Wildcards

 

 

Different Faces 

 

Underneath you find on overview of the different faces at the X OVER RIDE FWQ***
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Different Faces of the X OVER RIDE Open and FWQ***

 

 

 

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