Verbier, Switzerland – The highly anticipated final of the international freeride ski and snowboard tour crowned four new world champions today at the Xtreme Verbier 2017. After several days of unsettled weather, the twenty-eight qualified athletes for the final event of the five-stop FWT were delighted by excellent snow conditions on the renowned and technical 600 vertical meter north face of the Bec des Rosses (3223m).
A suspenseful competition took place in the field as Eva Walkner (AUT) secured her lifelong dream of winning the Xtreme with the biggest and cleanest airs of the day. Third place was enough to place tour veteran Lorraine Huber (AUT) at the top of the overall ranking and earn her first world champion title.
Freerdie World Tour Verbier Xtreme Results Women Ski
A three-way tie for the world title was finally broken by Léo Slemett’s (FRA) spectacular run which began with a committing 360 in the exposed upper part of the venue and was followed by a series of high amplitude airs, earning him the much deserved world title. Yet it was Reine Barkered (SWE) who hammered a stunningly fast line through most of the biggest features of the face with his renowned control and veteran mastery that took today’s top performance in ski men.
You can re-watch the entire Men’s replay over on Red Bull.TV
Freeride World Tour Men Ski Final Results
Freeride World Tour Overall Results
With the season finale now under wraps, freeriders and fans alike can rejoice at a successful 10th season spanning five phenomenal events with some of the most impressive and progressive riding witnessed to date.
Freeride World Tour Verbier Xtreme Podium Women 1st place Eva Walkner, 2nd place Kylie Sivell, 3rd place Lorraine Huber
Freeride World Tour Verbier Xtreme Podium Men Ski 1st place Reine Barkered, 2nd place Leo Slemett, 3rd place Ryan Faye