Freeride World Tour Kicks Off in Andorra

The first Freeride World Tour compeition of the 2017 season is confirmed for tomorrow, Feb. 9 in Andorra.

At 3am MST (11am Central European Time) tomorrow morning fifty-three of the worlds best freeride athletes will unleash on a face at Vallnord-Arcalís resort in Andorra.

The Freeride World Tour, previously the Freeskiing World Tour, has produced some of our industries leading athletes like Angel Collinson and Griffin Post along side some of the legends like Doug Coombs and Shane McCkonkey. Today it may not be the most direct route to skier famedome (we all know you can go pro just from instagram), but the tour still showcases the skiers with the most skill and mental stamina for tough competition.

We've been watching closely and we have a few key players in mind for this years tour.

For the ladies...

Rookie Kylie Sivell has the ability to throw some style into her run beyond laying it over or sending it big. We think you should watch out as she goes into her runs with confidence and we honestly think she can't feel the pressure.


Hazel Birnbaum finished third on the tour her rookie year in 2015 after having qualified first for the Americas and winning the Sickbird in 2014. We can tell she's hungry.

Eva Walkner is the two time reigning champion of the tour and well, we see that as qualifying as a serious contender. 

For the men...

Sam Anthamatten in Alaska

Sam Anthamatten in Alaska

Sam Anthamatten has proven himself in the mountains (remember Tsirku) and we have a good feeling about the tour for him this season.

Rookie Griffin Dunne is from Vermont and we all love a good east coaster. He has been living in Jackson Hole for the past two years, the training ground for previous competitors like Griffin Post and Jess McMillan.

Drew Tabke, do we really need to say more? This guy has some experience under his belt (this is his 5th season competing) and a solid head on his shoulders in order to make the smart line decisions. 

Watch for yourself at or view the full schedule.


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