This prestigious Freeride World Tour 2011 will be hosted in six locations this year. With more than $250,000 in prize money it’s primed to attract that best skiers from around the globe. The reigning champions from the 2010 event are: Candide Thovex, FRA (men’s ski), Ane Enderud, NOR (women’s ski), Xavier de Le Rue, FRA (men’s snowboard), and Aline Bock GER (women’s snowboard).
“2010 was a trial year for me on the Freeride World Tour. Competing with the best riders in the world we created a truly positive and permanent evolution of the sport. My objective in 2011 is to defend my World Freeride Champion title. I’ll be under a lot of pressure but more than anything else I’ll be competing on the FWT for my own pleasure. That’s how I improve. The two new events on the schedule are two more chances for us to express ourselves and throw down tricks during a run with less pressure.” Candide Thovex, Freeride World Tour 2010 Champion. Below is a clip of his winning run at the 2010 competition.