News: Freeride World Tour's 30 Qualifier Dates Announced

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November 3, 2010

Verbier, Switzerland - The Freeride World Qualifier events are open-entry and have both men’s and women’s disciplines where riders build points towards qualifying for the Freeride World Tour. Events are classified as 1*, 2*, 3* and 4*, with the number of points awarded based on the star value of the event. Star values are based on a number of criteria including the quality of the competition face, field of riders and prize-money. Riders with the most points at the end of the season will earn a spot on the prestigious Freeride World Tour.

The dates are listed below, but here's Tim Dutton's run from last year's FWT stop in Chamonix first:

4* events:

January 2011:
15th to 20th: La Clusaz Radikal Mountain in La Clusaz France - Ski + Snowboard

February 2011:
3rd to 7th: Bigmountain Hochfügen in Hochfügen Austria - Ski + Snowboard
25th to March 1st: North Am Freeskiing Championships by Swatch in Kirkwood, California, USA - Ski Only

March 2011:
3rd to 6th: Salomon Extreme Freeride Championship in Taos, New Mexico, USA - Ski
5th to 9th: The North face Masters of Snowboarding by Swatch in Kirkwood, California, USA - Snowboard only
11th to 15th: Nendaz Freeride in Nendaz, Switzerland - Ski + Snowboard

April 2011:
25th to May 1st: Röldal Freeride in Röldal Norway - Ski + Snowboard

3* events:

April 2010:
14th to 18th: Röldal Freeride Challenge in Röldal Norway - Ski + Snowboard

May 2010:
17th to 19th: Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships in Riksgränsen, Sweden - Ski + Snowboard

August 2010:
10th to 15th: The Northface Bigmountain New Zealand Freeski Open in The Remarkables and Treblecone, New Zealand - Ski + Snowboard

September 2010:
07th to 12th: Export 33 Xtreme Whakapapa at Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand - Ski + Snowboard

January 2011:
20th to 23rd: CGC JASNA Adrenalin in Jasna, Slovakia - Ski + Snowboard
27th to 31st: Stimorol Engadinsnow in Engadin St. Moritz, Switzerland - Ski + Snowboard (TBC)

February 2011:
17th to 21st: Nissan Mystic Experience at Monte Rosa, Italia - Ski + Snowboard
23rd to 27th: El Dorado Freeride in Arcalis at Vallnord Andorra/Spain - Ski + Snowboard

March 2011:
3rd to 6th: Salomon Extreme Freeride Championship in Taos, New Mexico, USA - Snowboard

2* events:

March 2010:
23rd to 27th: Czech Open in Lenzerheide, Switzerland - Ski + Snowboard

August 2010:
25th to 29th: K2 Bigmountain Chill Series Craigieburn & Mt Olympus New Zealand - Ski + Snowboard

January 2011:
22nd to 25th: The North Face Masters of Snowboarding in Snowbird, Utah, USA (Snowboard only)

February 2011:
9th to 12th: The North Face Masters of Snowboarding at Crystal Mt, Washigton, USA (Snowboard only)
10th to 16th: Alpindustria Cup Dombai 2011 in Dombai, Russia - Ski + Snowboard
19th to 21st: T-Bar Free-Session powered by DaKine in Morgins, Switzerland - Ski + Snowboard
24th to 27th: Freeride Battle in Kanin, Slovenia - Ski + Snowboard

March 2011:
10th to 16th: Snowweek 2011 in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia - Ski + Snowboard
20th to 27th: Alpindustria Cup - Elbrus 2011 in Elbrus, Russia - Ski + Snowboard
26th to 30th: Ride the Rock in La Tania, France - Ski + Snowboard
26th to 28th: First track freeride St-Luc Chandolin in Chandolin, Switzerland - Ski + Snowboard
31st to April 3rd: Czech Ride in Lenzerheide, Switzerland - Ski + Snowboard (TBC)

1* events:

February 2011:
17th to 20th: Sogndal Freeride in Sogndal, Norway - Ski + Snowboard

March 2011:
10th to 13th: Voss Freeride in Voss, Norway - Ski + Snowboard (TBC)
17th to 20th: Kick the Vik eco freeride contest in Oberalppass, Switzerland - Ski + Snowboard
23rd to 27th: Hemsedal Freeride in Hemsedal, Norway - Ski + Snowboard

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