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FWT HEADS TO JAPAN AND CANADA
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The Freeride World Tour 2018 will visit two new classic freeride locations - Hakuba in Japan and Kicking Horse in Canada. NEW

 

 

The Freeride World Tour is expanding.

The official calendar for 2018 has just been announced in Lutry, Switzerland, and reveals a completely revamped competition for the coming season.

There will be 5 stops on 3 continents with 2 new venues.

The organisers of the FWT call Hakuba in Japan and Kicking Horse in British Columbia, "legendary freeride destinations".

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A total of 43 riders in four categories will take part in the tour.

The categories are ski men, ski women, snowboard men and snowboard women.

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All riders will face a round of qualification cuts after the fourth stop in Fieberbrunn, Austria before arriving at the grand finale in Verbier, Switzerland in March/April 2018.

Here's the full 2018 calendar:

  • Hakuba, Japan - January 20-27, The Winter Begins
  • Kicking Horse, Golden, BC, Canada - February 3-9, Time To Get Rowdy
  • Vallnord-Arcalís, Andorra - March 1-7,  Hold The Line
  • Fieberbrunn, Austria - March 9-15 - Crunch Time
  • Verbier, Switzerland - March 31-April 8 - The Grand Finale

And one of PlanetSKI's partners Kicking Horse Powder Tours has just updated its Big Mountain 7 holiday to coincide with the FWT dates.

So if you fancy a bit of serious off-piste skiing or snowboarding and a chance to watch the pros as well, then check out the details here.

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