A world champion is crowned on big Alaskan terrain with picture perfect riding conditions, marking the 2015 Swatch Freeride World Tour's Return to Haines, Alaska.
Freeride World Tour // Cham J Bernard photo.
Haines is the fourth of five stops; the riders have skied Vallnord Arcalis, Andorra, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France, Fieberbrunn Kitzbüheler, Austria, Haines, Alaska, and will return to Europe to finish in Verbier Xtreme Finals, Switzerland.
The Venue. Freeride World Tour photo.
Due to satellite technical difficulties, the live webcast was unable to be hosted however you can view highlights and results on the Swatch Freeride World Tour Website. The elite select riders remaining survived three preliminary rounds including difficult cuts in Fieberbrunn, Austria and were brought to the Alaskan venue via helicopter about 30 miles outside of Haines in the Chilkat Mountains.
Freeride World Tour // David Carlier photo.
MENS SKI RESULTS:
1.) Logan Pehota - CAN - 2500
2.) Loic Collomb-Patton - FRA - 2200
3.) Drew Tabke - USA - 1980
WOMENS SKI RESULTS:
1.) Eva Walkner - AUT - 2500
2.) Matilda Rapaport - SWE - 2200
3.) Ariana Tricomi - ITA - 1980
The FWT heads to Verbier, Switzerland April 2nd-10th. For full tour results and more video recap head to www.freerideworldtour.com