Fourth and penultimate race of the 2020 Freeride World Tour is just days away. Read more from Austria’s famous Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm, Leogang and Fieberbrunn.
World Freeride title competitors are warming up in the Skicircus and setting their sights on the crucial competition in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol. With many riders still chasing the world title and every competitor wanting to make the cut for the finals in Verbier and the 2021 FWT, Fieberbrunn’s steep and wild mountains see the world’s best during the March 7 -13 weather window.
Regarded as one of the tour’s most-challenging venues on the tour, Fieberbrunn’s “Wildseeloder” face can make or break world title dreams. This year’s local talent includes Austrian snowboarder Gigi Rüf and German Elias Elhardt (Snowboard) and Tao Kreibich (Ski Men-AUT). As it stands the FWT Ordino-Arcalís Snowboard Men category was cancelled due to heavy snowfall, and may be restaged during the Fiebeberbrunn event.
The leaderboard is still extremely tight and the world title in all categories is still very much up for grabs. With the cut looming this will be the last chance for athletes to secure enough points to qualify for the finals in Verbier and the 2021 Tour. The best 3 out of 4 results will count for this selection, meaning only the top 13 Ski Men, 6 Snowboard Men, 6 Ski Women, and 4 Snowboard Women will qualify for the next stop.