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Freeskiing World Tour Open for Registration

Every winter, hundreds of big-mountain athletes vie for spots on the Freeskiing World Tour, a competition circuit hosted by the International Freeskiers Association. Online registration opens today and tomorrow for this year's stops in Revelstoke, Telluride, Crested Butte, Kirkwood, and Snowbird.
La Parva Freeskiing Champs

The first stop on this year's Freeskiing World Tour was held in La Parva, Chile, in September. Next up is Revelstoke, British Columbia, taking place January 6-10, followed by visits to Colorado's Telluride and Crested Butte in February, and Kirkwood, California, and Snowbird, Utah, in March. Registration for the first three stops opened today online at and the other two open for registration tomorrow. For more about the schedule and new locations, click here.

We asked Adam Comey, the president of Mountain Sports International, the organization that runs the Freekiing World Tour about the kind of athletes who get their start on this tour. "The Freeskiing World Tour (FWT) is and has been a very successful and a powerful tool for athletes from around the world to break into the skiing mainstream and elevate the sport to new levels," Comey said. "We are extremely proud of our athletes, sponsors, and the resorts that host us each year and will continue to be the sport's and its athletes’ biggest fan. We are looking forward to the next 12 years of the FWT." Some big freeskiing stars who've made a name for themselves on the Freeskiing World Tour include Shane McConkey, Kent Kreitler, Chris Davenport, Seth Morrison, Dean Conway, Dean Cummings, Wendy Fisher, Kim Reichhelm, Alison Gannett, Ingrid Backstrom, Dana Flahr, Ian McIntosh, Hugo Harrison, Marja Persson, and many more. posted a good teaser video for the upcoming competitions.


Revelstoke Comp Venue

Freeskiing World Tour: Revelstoke Results

Americans Arne Backstrom and Jessica McMillan take the top honors at this weekend's Canadian Freeskiing Championships at Revelstoke. We spoke to McMillan about the competition.

Crested Butte Comp

Freeskiing World Tour: Crested Butte, Day 1

Due to heavy snowfall in Crested Butte, Friday's Freeskiing World Tour was cut short early. Another six to 10 inches of new snow are predicted over the weekend. Day two of the event takes place on Saturday. Here's a video from day one.

Revelstoke Comp Venue

Freeskiing World Tour Becomes Worldly

This winter, athletes on the Freeskiing World Tour—the premiere big-mountain comp based in the U.S.—will be using their passports.

Telluride FWT

Freeskiing World Tour Arrives in Telluride

The FWT has already been to La Parva, Chile, and Revelstoke, BC. Now some of the best big-mountain athletes in the world are descending on Telluride, Colorado, for the third stop of the Freeskiing World Tour. Here's a video preview of this weekend's event.

Winner Griffin Post

Freeskiing World Tour: Crested Butte Photos

This weekend, Griffin Post and Claudia Bouvier nabbed first for the men and women, respectively, at the Freeskiing World Tour stop in Crested Butte, Colorado. We have photos from the powder-day big-mountain competition,

La Parva Freeskiing Champs

Freeskiing World Tour Kickoff

This week, the first North American stop of the Freeskiing World Tour takes place in Revelstoke, BC. We'll be covering the event from a competitor's point of view. But before we get to the actual skiing, here's a look at the kickoff party that took place on December 26 at Green Street in Salt Lake City.

FWT Kirkwood

Freeskiing World Tour: Kirkwood, California

The Freeskiing World Tour has traveled to its second-to-last stop for this winter: Kirkwood, California. The big-mountain competition is taking place on the permanently closed Cirque terrain. Here is video from day one of the event.

The men's podium included Travis Wolfe from Telluride, Whit Boucher from Vail, and Connery Lundin from Squaw Valley. For full results, click here.

Freeskiing World Tour Telluride

The third stop on this year's Freeskiing World Tour took place in Telluride, Colorado, over the weekend. Here are some photos and results from the big-mountain competition.