X OVER RIDE 2019: FREERIDE ELITE LOOKS TO THE KITZSTEINHORN IN MARCH
X OVER RIDE 2020: Freeride elite looks to Kitzsteinhorn in March to the Kitzsteinhorn
At the end of the freeride season, Zell am See-Kaprun is once again the venue for the X OVER RIDE. From 27. until March 28, 2020, the 3*Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ) will transform the backcountry at Kitzsteinhorn into a stomping ground of top riders. They not only have their eye on the Face Lakarschneid, but also on the FWQ ranking.
Held for the first time in 2004, the X OVER RIDE in Zell am See-Kaprun has now achieved cult status. As an integral part of the Freeride World Qualifier Tour, the contest attracts 70 riders from over ten nations to the backcountry on the Kitzsteinhorn every year – national freeride greats as well as World Tour riders. Also this year, these want to be supported by the 27. until After all, the X OVER RIDE, as a 3*Freeride World Qualifier, holds 1100 victory points for the FWQ ranking. The binoculars are aimed at the face “Lakarschneid”, which awaits with challenging key sections. At the end of the contest day, the judges will decide who will be allowed to add to their FWQ points account. This means convincing them in terms of creativity, style and technology. Planned start of the X OVER RIDE is on March 28 at 8:30 a.m.
Celebrate the freeride sport in a fitting manner
In addition to a spectacular show in the snow, the X OVER RIDE on the Kitzsteinhorn also counts the lived freeride spirit away from the competition. The best venue for this combination is the Public Area at Langwiedboden. Here the audience has an ideal view of the riders’ runs, which take them from the start at 2,652 meters with drops, turns and co. towards the finish area Langwied, Häuslalm at 1,970 meters. In the event village there can be celebrated before, during and after the contest, chill out and cheer along. The Public Area can be reached with the Gletscherjet 1, even without skis or snowboard.
Opportunity to let the Freeride day end properly, offers also this year again the After Contest Party in the tree bar in Kaprun starting from 22 o’clock.