Xtreme Verbier Highlights | Freeride World Tour 2022

Check out all the highlights from this year’s Freeride World Tour finals, including the best bits and winning runs

Above the winners of FWT 2022. Photo: @freerideworldtour/©JBERNARD

The 15th edition of the Freeride World Tour came to an end last Saturday as the finals went down in Verbier, Switzerland. With a new concept in place this year, the two final stops of the tour weighed more in points than the first three. And that wasn’t the only new thing for this winter, as all four winners of this year’s tour are first-time FWT Champions.

“Victor de Le Rue returned to competition as a Wildcard and won the men’s snowboard category with a high-speed run down the steepest section of the venue”

Known for pushing its riders to tackle some of the most difficult conditions, the final stop lived up to the same challenging conditions the riders had. faced throughout the whole tour. However, the challenging conditions didn’t hold back the riders, who set new performance standards for mixing freeride and freestyle on the steep, gnarly slopes of the Bec Des Rosses venue.

Manuela Mandl (AUT) delivered a run to take a dominant win in the women’s snowboard category. She was out of contention for the world title but won by a nearly 11-point margin. “It feels well earned – we had tough, tough conditions. It has been one of the big aims of my entire career to win at least once in Verbier – and now I did it! So yes, I’m overwhelmingly happy,” Manuela on her win.

Victor de Le Rue (FRA) returned to competition as a Wildcard and won the men’s snowboard category with a high-speed run down the steepest section of the venue.

After a thrilling season finale, the FWT 2022 world champions were also crowned. Tiphanie Perrotin (FRA) emerged by the thinnest of margins to become FWT Champion in Snowboard Women. Erika Vikander (USA) had worn the leader’s golden bib all season, but Perrotin overtook her in the overall ranking by only 500 points. After finishing 2nd overall in 2021, Blake Moller (USA) took home the FWT crown in Snowboard Men.

“We were expecting tough conditions, but these were some of the best we’ve ridden all year! I had a slow start at the first event in Spain, but my results kept improving at each stop. I couldn’t be happier right now.”, Blake after being crowned champion.

World Champions:
1. Tiphanie Perrotin (FRA) – Snowboard Women
2. Blake Moller (USA) – Snowboard Men
3. Jessica Hotter (NZL) – Ski Women
4. Maxime Chabloz (SUI) – Ski Men

Xtreme Verbier Snowboard Women
1. Manuela Mandl (AUT)
2. Erika Vikander (USA)
3. Tiphanie Perrotin (FRA)
4. Coline Benninger (SUI)

Overall Ranking Snowboard Women
1. Tiphanie Perrotin (FRA)
2. Erika Vikander (USA)
3. Manuela Mandl (AUT)

Xtreme Verbier Snowboard Men
1. Victor de Le Rue (FRA)
2. Blake Moller (USA)
3. Camille Armand (FRA)
4. Michael Mawn (USA)
5. Ludovic Guillot-Diat (FRA)
6. Cody Bramwell (GBR)

Overall Ranking Snowboard Men
1. Blake Moller (USA)
2. Camille Armand (FRA)
3. Cody Bramwell (GBR)
4. Michael Mawn (USA)
5. Ludovic Guillot-Diat (FRA)

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