Freeride & FWT in Fieberbrunn!

By Arjen on 24 November 2022

De start on the Wildseeloder (c)Dom Daher
De start on the Wildseeloder (c)Dom Daher

This winter the Freeride World Tour has another stop in Fieberbrunn. The only stop in Austria has been on the calendar since 2011. Location: the steep north face of the Wildseeloder. Here the best freeriders will compete again for the title in March 2023! Nice mountain by the way, that Wildseeloder. The riders will hike to the start at 2118 meters in about 40 minutes. The run has 620 meters of vertical with a maximum angle up to 70 degrees.

New format

In 2022, there were two premieres in Fieberbrunn: for the first time, Fieberbrunn took part in the FWT Finals alongside Verbier - and for the first time, the riders showed two runs in one day on the legendary north face of the Wildseeloder (2119 m). The first part of the FWT Finals was held in Fieberbrunn in a new "Best of Two Runs" format. All participants have two runs, with only the better score counting in the final result. Only the top-ranked athletes from the three previous international competitions qualified for the FWT Finals in Fieberbrunn and Verbier, including five female skiers, twelve male skiers, four female snowboarders and five male snowboarders.

(c) Moritz Ablinger
(c) Moritz Ablinger

Enjoy freeriding yourself?

It is not without reason that the FWT takes place in Fieberbrunn, because the terrain throughout the Skicircus is quite varied. From extremely challenging on the Wildseeloder, to delicious mellow powder fields at, for example, the Spieleck (where you also have a very nice run towards the small village of Lengau). You will also find very good opportunities in the Hörndlingergraben from the Henne. A lot of vertical through a quiet valley, where two ski routes have also been marked for your convenience. One of the classic descents of the Skicircus is the Amsel, from the 1740 meter high Bernkogel. Also, some slopes are not prepared after snowfall and you will find a freeride park at the Muldenbahn in Leogang, with kickers that have been added in a natural way.

The venue (c) J.Bernard
The venue (c) J.Bernard

Are you present yourself?

Are you in Fieberbrunn when the FWT takes place? Then you really have to watch the action, because it is very spectacular to see the riders themselves! In previous years you could watch from the Lärchfilzkogel, in 2022 it was even cooler: that year the spectator area was moved directly to the finish area in the Wildalm. So even closer on the action!

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