Event News

Riders are gearing up for the second stop on the 2016 Swatch FWT in Chamonix

By: admin February 02, 2016

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France – Monday, February 1, 2016 – After an action-packed first stop in the lofty peaks of the Andorran Pyrenees, riders and fans alike are making the pilgrimage to one of the Alps’ most important freeride destinations: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France.

To ensure the best possible riding conditions, the weather window for the competition has been extended from Friday the 5th to Saturday the 13th of February. Despite the snow arriving late this season, significant snowfall accompanied by cooler temperatures are expected to freshen up the potential venues on Wednesday the 3rd and Sunday the 7th of February.

As a result of the variability of the weather, guides and event organizers have not yet confirmed the competition face or date, but a final decision will be made on Wednesday, February 3 in the afternoon.

As the anticipation and excitement builds during the coming days, join in on the stoke in the FWT event village in the Chamonix town center where you can meet FWT fans and riders in Place Balmat for a raffle, photo exhibits, and a DJ set.

Stay tuned to www.freerideworldtour.com during the coming days to receive the most up-to-date information about the event date and competition face. In the mean time, check out the FWT Event Village in Chamonix or some of the amazing riding that went down last week in Vallnord Arcalís, Andorra on our website!