One of the hardest things about the Freeride World Tour is that athletes are not allowed to ski the face before the competition. This makes the visual inspection session the day before the event a critical, mandatory event. For the final stop of FWT19, the riders were a bit anxious, a bit excited, and very focused on the task at hand.
Two riders inspect the Bec des Rosses in Verbier, Switzerland
The FWT19 Overall leaders, Markus Eder and Arianna Tricomi, take a look at the Bec des Rosses. Both are from Italy.
Fresh off her win in Ordino Arcalìs two weeks ago, American Jackie Paaso hopes to get her second win on the Bec tomorrow.
Wadek Gorak, Reine Barkered, Kirstofer Turdell, and Carl Regner Erikson make plans for later.
Norwegian Hazel Birnbaum gives an interview.
Elisabeth Gerritzen and Markus Eder (center) take in the rider’s meeting.
Can you spot the skier? A forerunner make their way down the Bec.
A more noticeable skier finishes their forerun.
Aymar Navarro (left) and Jacqueline Pollard give interviews.
Aymar Navarro gives the face a good look.
Boot with spurs bring a little bit of fun to Switzerland.
Read more: Two Riders before the Bec des Rosses
FWT19 Xtreme Verbier
The final stop of FWT19 is scheduled to take place in Verbier, Switzerland on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 8:15 a.m. CET (12:15 a.m. MST). The event will live stream on FWT’s YouTube channel. 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.