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Freeride Word Tour Freeskier at Revelstoke Revelstoke again hosts the opening of the Freeride World Tour.

The Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face (FWT) is the preeminent free snow skiing and boarding tournament in the world and will, for the second year running, start off at Revelstoke in the Kootenay Rockies of British Columbia, Canada.

The Freeride World Tour holds the records as both the largest and longest running mountain competition in the history of freeriding skiing and boarding.  Athletes from all corners of the globe will converge on Revelstoke to kickoff the competition for $100,000 in cash prizes.

The action is guaranteed to be thrilling.  Freeriding, whether on skis or a snowboard, combines Olympic-level athleticism with the untamed beauty of natural ski runs.  It’s been called “a vertical free-verse poem on the mountain” by FWT.  Without the use of man made obstacles or even ski run grooming, freeriding is snow sliding sport in its most natural state and is breathtaking to watch.

Attendance is expected to be high for this free admittance event.  It is recommended that you make your Kootenay Rockies lodging plans now and consider a stay in one of our member bed & breakfast inns to make the most of your FWT experience.

Revelstoke Mountains

The Revelstoke area is a freerider’s paradise.

A Spectacular Kootenay Rockies Location for the Freeride World Tour’s Premiere

This “big mountain” location in the Selkirk & Monashee ranges of the Kootenay Rockies offers a huge snowfall base with awe-inspiring terrain features, including high-elavation alpine bowls, chutes, cliffs & tree obstacles guaranteed to result in thrilling ski runs from the world class skiers who will attend.

Freestyle Skiing

Freeriding skiers seem to spend as much time in the air as on the snow.

The Finest Freeskiers in the World Are Coming to Revelstoke

The world’s premier freestyle skiers and snowboarders are showing up for the opening event of the Freeride World Tour in Revelstoke and this is your opportunity to see these exciting athletes performing in their element.

These extraordinary men and women skiers and boarders hail from all over, including Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA and more.

Full information about the Revelstoke opening of this tournament is available from the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face website.

Choose Kootenay Rockies Lodging as Unique as a Freeride Ski or Snowboard Run

Kootenay Rockies b&b inns breakfast

The b&b inns of the Kootenay Rockies will get your days at the Freeride World Tour off to a great start with a delectable breakfast.

Our Kootenay Rockies Bed and Breakfast inns offer relaxing accommodations to accompany the intensity of the Freeride World Tour and all events and activities in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.

Choose from a variety of breakfast options, cozy guest rooms and the personalized service & area knowledge of the innkeepers at locations in the BC Kootenay Rockies area.

What’s Your Freeride World Tour Expectation or Experience?

The tour has been an annual international event since 2009 and, since adding Revelstoke as the initial location, become a major freeriding draw to the Kootenay Rockies.

Please share your plans for this 2012 event and memories of past Freeride World Tour events.