COURMAYEUR MONT BLANC, ITALY



Competition date (weather permitted): 17 January
Location: Tête d'Arp - Courmayeur Mont Blanc, Italy Competition visible from the slopes on top of Plan Checrouit
Disciplines: Men's Ski and Snowboard
Face Check: Thursday 16 January
Weather window period: Friday 17 January - Friday 24 January


The final competition date and location will be confirmed here on Day-2 depending on the weather and snow conditions



EVENT MAP


SCHEDULE:


THURSDAY
05:00pm Riders’ Den opens (Piazza Abbè Henry)
07:30pm Riders’ Den closes (The North Face® Riders'Den)


FRIDAY
08:00am Riders’ Den opens (The North Face® Riders'Den)
08:00am 1st floor welcome drinks start (The North Face® Riders'Den)
04:00pm Event Village opening (Piazza Abbè Henry)
05:00pm 2nd floor après ski starts (The North Face® Riders'Den)
06:00pm Opening Cerimony (Piazza Abbè Henry)
06:30pm Signing Session (Main Stage)
07:30pm Riders’ Den closes (The North Face® Riders'Den)

SATURDAY
08:00am Riders’ Den opens (The North Face® Riders'Den)
08:00am 1st floor welcome drinks start (The North Face® Riders'Den)
09:00am Competition starts (Tete d’Arp)
11:00am Event Village opens (Piazza Abbè Henry)
05:00pm 2nd floor après ski starts (The North Face® Riders'Den)
06:15pm Prize giving ceremony (Piazza Abbè Henry)
07:30pm Riders’ Den closes (The North Face® Riders'Den)
12:00am Official party (Courmaclub)


SUNDAY
08:00am Riders’ Den opens (The North Face® Riders'Den)
12:00pm Event Village opening (Piazza Abbè Henry)
03:00pm Live replay commented by athletes (Main Stage)
04:30pm Signing Session (Main Stage)
05:00pm Riders’ Den closes (The North Face® Riders'Den)




The North Face® Riders'Den

  • Free drinks
  • Live streaming
  • Après ski
  • Product presentations
  • Athlete meet ups

CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC, FRANCE



Competition date (weather permitted): 25 January
Location: Brévent - Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard
Face Check: Thursday 23 or Friday 24 January
Weather window period: Friday 24 January - Thursday 30 January


The final competition date and location will be confirmed here on Day-2 depending on the weather and snow conditions



EVENT MAP


SCHEDULE:


WEDNESDAY
09:00pm Welcome drink (La Terrasse)


THURSDAY
05:00pm Riders’ Den opens (Place Balmat)
07:30pm Riders’ Den closes


FRIDAY
08:00am Riders’ Den opens (The North Face® Riders'Den)
08:00am 1st floor welcome drinks start (The North Face® Riders'Den)
02:00pm Event Village opening (Place Balmat)
04:30pm FWT après ski (Place Balmat)
04:30pm Signing Session (Main Stage)
05:00pm 2nd floor après ski starts (The North Face® Riders'Den)
05:00pm Opening ceremony (Main Stage)
07:30pm Riders’ Den closes (The North Face® Riders'Den)
09:30pm Party (Moo Bar)

SATURDAY
08:00am Riders’ Den opens (The North Face® Riders'Den)
08:00am 1st floor welcome drinks start (The North Face® Riders'Den)
09:00am Competition starts (Brevent TBC)
12:00pm Event Village opens (Place Balmat)
03:00pm FWT après ski (Place Balmat)
05:00pm 2nd floor après ski starts (The North Face® Riders'Den)< br /> 05:00pm Price giving ceremony (Main Stage)
07:30pm Riders’ Den closes (The North Face® Riders'Den)
23:00pm Party (La Terrasse)


SUNDAY
08:00am Riders’ Den opens (The North Face® Riders'Den)
12:00pm Event Village opening (Piazza Abbè Henry)
01:00pm Live replay commented by athletes (Main Stage)
02:30pm Signing Session (Main Stage)
05:00pm Riders’ Den closes (The North Face® Riders'Den)




The North Face® Riders'Den

  • Free drinks
  • Live streaming
  • Après ski
  • Product presentations
  • Athlete meet ups

FIEBERBRUNN, AUSTRIA



Competition date (weather permitted): 3 February
Location: Wildseeloder - Fieberbrunn Kitzbüheler Alpen, Austria
Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard
Face Check: Thursday 30 or Friday 31 January
Weather window period: Friday 31 January - Friday 7 February


The final competition date and location will be confirmed here on Day-2 depending on the weather and snow conditions






The North Face® Riders'Den

  • Free drinks
  • Live streaming
  • Après ski
  • Product presentations
  • Athlete meet ups

SNOWBIRD, USA



Competition date (weather permitted): Saturday 1 March
Location: Snowbird, Utah, USA
Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard
Face Check: Friday 28 February
Weather window period: Saturday 1 March - Thursday 6 March


The final competition date and location will be confirmed on Day-2 depending on the weather and snow conditions






The North Face® Riders'Den

  • Free drinks
  • Live streaming
  • Après ski
  • Product presentations
  • Athlete meet ups

REVELSTOKE, CANADA



Competition date (weather permitted): CANCELLED
Location: Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard
Rider Arrival and Face Check: Sunday 9 March
Possible Contest Dates: Monday 10 March - Saturday 15 March


The final competition date and location will be confirmed on Day-2 depending on the weather and snow conditions






The North Face® Riders'Den

  • Free drinks
  • Live streaming
  • Après ski
  • Product presentations
  • Athlete meet ups

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND



Competition date (weather permitted): 29 March
Location: Bec des Rosses - Verbier, Switzerland
Disciplines: Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard
Face Check: Thursday 20 or Friday 21 March
Weather window period: Friday 21 March - Sunday 30 March


The final competition date and location will be confirmed here on Day-2 depending on the weather and snow conditions






The North Face® Riders'Den

  • Free drinks
  • Live streaming
  • Après ski
  • Product presentations
  • Athlete meet ups

THE DATES



JANUARY 22ND
Courmayeur Mont Blanc, Italy +info

JANUARY 25TH
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France +info

FEBRUARY 3RD
Fieberbrunn, Austria +info

MARCH 1ST
Snowbird, USA +info

CANCELLED
Revelstoke, Canada +info

MARCH 29TH
Verbier, Switzerland +info

EVENT DATES MAY BE RESCHEDULED DUE
TO SNOW OR WEATHER CONDITIONS

NEXT STOP VERBIER - March 29th

WATCH LIVE - VERBIER
March 29th @ 08:00 AM CET

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RESULTS

COURMAYEUR
01/22/2014
  SKI SNOWBOARDING
  Men Men
1st place Collomb- Patton, Loic Luebke, Sammy
2nd place Daiek, Josh Hamm, Sascha
3rd place Heitz, Jérémie Guillot-Diat, Ludovic
CHAMONIX
01/25/2014
  SKI SNOWBOARDING
  Men Women Men Women
1st place Collomb- Patton, Loic Paaso, Jacklyn Badoux, Emilien Yates, Shannan
2nd place Altmann, Garrett Rapaport, Matilda Rizzuto, Jamie Schuecker, Amber
3rd place Bimboes, Mickael Huber, Lorraine Charlet, Christophe Balet, Estelle
FIEBERBRUNN
02/03/2014
  SKI SNOWBOARDING
  Men Women Men Women
1st place Smoothy, Sam Wallner, Nadine Luebke, Sammy Yates, Shannan
2nd place Salencon, Nicolas Pavillard-Cain, Francesca Backstrom, Ralph Balet, Estelle
3rd place Amacker, Richard Huber, Lorraine Badoux, Emilien Schuecker, Amber
SNOWBIRD
03/01/2014
  SKI SNOWBOARDING
  Men Women Men Women
1st place Chickering-Ayers, Lars Huber, Lorraine Rizzuto, Jamie Mouthon, Elodie
2nd place Heitz, Jérémie Wallner, Nadine Badoux, Emilien Balet, Estelle
3rd place Smoothy, Sam Gundersen, Pia Nic Routens, Aurelien Elliott, Kaitlin
VERBIER
03/29/2014
  SKI SNOWBOARDING
  Men Women Men Women
1st place
2nd place
3rd place

TEAM THE NORTH FACE ®

SAM SMOOTHY  Skier

6th July 1986 - Wanaka, NZ



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4th overall Freeride World Tour '12
  • 1st Chamonix Freeride World Tour '12
  • 2nd Courmayeur Freeride World Tour '12
  • 3rd Roldal Freeride World Tour '12
  • 1st Freeride World Tour Male skier to podium three consecutive events '12
  • 2nd World Heli Challenge '12
  • Swatch Skiers Cup victories against Cody Townsend and Oakley White-Allan '12
  • 14th overall Freeride World Tour '11
  • 5th Fieberbrunn Freeride World Tour '11
  • 1st Export Extreme '11
  • 1st World Heli Challenge '11
  • 3rd New Zealand OPEN Big Mountain '11
  • 1st Engadin Snow Invitational Freeride '10
  • 2nd New Zealand Freeride Series '10
  • 4th Overall on Freeride World Qualifier series '10

SEE BIO

FABIO STUDER  Skier

17th May 1986 - Feldkirch, Austria



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4. Red Bull Lincatcher Les Arcs '13
  • 5. FWT Courmayeur '13
  • 2. FWT Chamonix '13
  • 1. Swatch Skiers Cup '13
  • 6. FWT Fieberbrunn '13
  • 5. FWT Final Verbier '13
  • 3. Nine Knights '13
  • 5. FWT Overall Ranking '13
  • 2. TNF Open Big Mountain New Zealand (FWT Quali Stop) '12
  • 7. Red Bull Cold Rush Silverton/Colorado '12
  • 1. Freeride Festival Brandnertal '12

BIO

Around 6 Years I was competing at ski races. I tried snowboarding when I was 12years old and I almost switch. Somehow I did not start snowboarding and kept on racing for another 3 years and then I saw on tv a freeskiing half pipe competition and I was like WOW I really wanna jump around with my skid like they do. With the age of 16years I switched my racing skies into freestyle skies and it was a good decision I guess.

I started with some Notional competitions and from year to year I made a step forward until I was in the International scene. At the begin of my freeski career I was filming with Headbud and Ragefilms and I´m still filming with Headbud and 3 years ago I started also to film with the "legs of steel" Crew LOS.

XAVIER DE LE RUE  Snowboarder

July 1st 1979 - Saint Lary, French Pyrenees



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Freeride World Tour champion ‘08, ’09, ‘10
  • Boarder Cross world champion ’01, ‘02, ’03 , ‘07
  • Stand out performance of the year @ TransWorld Snowboarding riders' poll award 2010 & 2012
  • Snowboarder mag Big Mountain Rider Of The Year 2010
  • Mount Baker banked slalom winner 02
  • 5 times X Games medalist (2 times winner)
  • Ending part in Standard Films 2112

SEE BIO

MARKUS EDER  Skier

30th November 1990 - Luttach, Italy



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1st place FWT Courmayeur '13
  • 1st place World Heli Challenge, New Zealand '12
  • Winner of Kumi Yama '10, '11
  • 2nd Place Red Bull Linecatcher '11
  • Winner Modena Skipass Best Trick '11
  • Winner of the SFR Tour France '11
  • Winner of The North Face® Polish Freeski Open '11
  • Winner of Mayrhofen Freeski Open '11
  • Winner of Freestyle Series Tour '11
  • Winner of the Nine Knights (including best jibber) '10
  • Winner of Italian Open Championships '10
  • 1st King of Iron Obereggen Railjam '10
  • 1st Bergamo Railcontest AltaQuota '10
  • 2nd Jib Da House '10
  • 1st NanoRec Big Air Val Gardena '10
  • Best trick and winner of Skoda Freestyle Series Madonna '10

SEE BIO

RALPH BACKSTROM  Snowboarder

11th April 1983 - Seattle, USA



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1st FWT Overall Ranking World Champion '13
  • 1st Swatch FWT Revelstoke by The North Face® '13
  • 1st Swatch Xtreme Verbier by The North Face® '13
  • Filming in Alaska with TGR for The Dream Factory '12
  • 1st Place in FWT Revelstoke '12
  • 1st Place in FWT Courmayeur '12

BIO

Competing since: Boarder-X since ’99 or so, Freeride since 2006
First time on snow: 1984
Favorite maneuvers on snow: Pow slash to barrel
What does it mean to be part of the FWT ? I’m extremely happy to be part of the FWT. The venues are sick, the rider hospitality is great, and everything is only getting better.
Motto: Whoever has the most fun wins.
Are you invovled in anything besides the FWT (i.e. career, nonprofit, other sport, etc.)? Yes. I work with Protect Our Winters to raise climate change awareness, The Arne Backstrom Memorial Fund to help get kids outdoors, and with the High Fives Foundation to help people that have suffered life altering injuries.

GRIFFIN POST  Skier

9th May 1984 - Jackson, WY, USA



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Film Segment : Teton Gravity Research "The Dream Factory" '12
  • Film Segment: Teton Gravity Research "One for the Road" '11
  • 2nd place Overall Freeskiing World Tour '10
  • 1st place U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships '10
  • 1st place U.S. Extreme Skiing Championships Crested Butte '10

BIO

Competing since: 2006.
First time on snow: 1986.
Favorite manoeuvres on snow: Keeping the bases on the snow.
What does it mean to be part of the FWT ? Just happy to get to spend time with the best people in the world.
Motto: Beat the French.
Are you invovled in anything besides the FWT (i.e. career, nonprofit, other sport, etc.)? Mountain biking, climbing, skateboarding, hiking, wakeboarding.

JAMIE RIZZUTO  Snowboarder

10th April 1977 - North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2nd FWQ 4* Engading Snow '13
  • 5th Swatch FWT Kirkwood by The North Face® '13
  • 2nd place Overall tour THE NORTH FACE MASTERS '12
  • 2nd place THE NORTH FACE MASTERS Snowbird '12
  • 7th place THE NORTH FACE MASTERS Kirkwood '12

BIO

Competing since: a while ago.
First time on snow: 2 years old, Whistler BC.
Favorite manoeuvres on snow: Pow Harvesting/ ganster lean backies/ shifty's.
What does it mean to be part of the FWT ? A dream come true! Stoked!!!
Motto: When in doubt, Lean one out!!!
Are you invovled in anything besides the FWT (i.e. career, nonprofit, other sport, etc.)? Skateboarding/ Wakesurfing/ Downhill Mt bikking.
Shout out: Mom, Tiffinay Mckenna, Chris Leigh , Brady Stoddard, Adam And Paul at Commit, Karen Pepper, Chris Brock .. And to all the amazing people I have shredded with over the years.. Thank you for helping me become the rider I am today.

JOHN RODOSKY  Snowboarder

22nd September 1989 - Southern CA



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2nd Swatch FWT Courmayeur by The North Face® '13
  • 7th Swatch FWT Fieberbrunn The North Face '13
  • 7th FWT Overall Ranking '13
  • 4th Swatch FWT Revelstoke '12
  • 5th place overall TNF Masters '12

BIO

Competing since: I competed park and pipe since age 8, my first freeride contest was in 2011.
First time on snow: Skis at age 2, switched to snowboarding at 6.
Favorite manoeuvres on snow: methods, frontside 360, pow slashes.
What does it mean to be part of the FWT ? An amazing honor and opportunity to do what I love in the coolest places on Earth.
Motto: If you're not having fun, you aren't doing it right!Are you involved in anything besides the FWT (i.e. career, nonprofit, other sport, etc.)?Recent graduate from the U of U and Skateboarding
Shout out: Mom Dad Dan Hannah and my whole family, Jackson and SLC friends, all the people who work hard to make these events possible, and everyone who helped me get here today.

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