When he just missed winning the Overall Title of the 2018 Freeride World Tour, Italian Markus Eder made a formal transition from a former Olympic slopestyle athlete to one of the most respected and creative big mountain skiers in the world. With his nose-butter 360 off a cliff in Verbier, Eder turned a number of important heads, and even made an appearance in Matchstick Production’s Hoji at the invitation of big mountain legend Eric “Hoji” Hjorliefson, whom the film focuses on.
Granted, Eder still spends a lot of time in terrain parks and on manicured backcountry jumps when he’s not getting creative off cliffs and wind lips in competition, which might explain how he remains so comfortable in the air on the FWT. After winning the FWT19 stop in Fieberbrunn, Austria, Eder checked in and explained his run in a step-by-step process. FWT head judge Lolo Besse also explains why the judges loved his line so much in this Audi Quattro Performance Check.
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The next stop of FWT19 is scheduled to take place in Ordino Arcalìs, Andorra between March 2-8, 2019. Keep your eyes on the FWT website for more info about the event, and keep up-to-date with all of the FWT19 action on SKImag.com’s FWT page, as well as SKI Magazine’s Facebook and Twitter channels.The event will live stream on FWT’s YouTube channel.
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