The season opener of the 2017 Swatch Freeride World Tour

Monday, 30 January 2017


In Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to be staged in Vallnord-Arcalis Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Andorran

In order to guarantee safe conditions for all competitors, event organizers have decided to reschedule the competition to take place alongside the second stop of the FWT.

After careful assessment, local guides and event organizers have determined that due to safety concerns, the fifty-two competitors scheduled to open the season in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc will face off in Vallnord-b. Two competitions will take place at the Andorran ski resort during the event window from February 9-16.

FWT guides attempted to locate a competition face outside of the ski areas on a very remote venue only accessible by foot. Despite a sufficient quantity of snow in region, strong winds have eliminated every possible option for a competition on an out-of-bounds venue in safe snow conditions in the Mont Blanc Valley as well as potential neighbouring venues.

Organizers accepted the fact that conditions were difficult in the mountains.

For the latest information and media update concerning the two upcoming events in Vallnord-Arcalís, stay tuned to and FWT social media channels.

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