Peter Webb reports from Fieberbrunn, Austria
With two events in the books and a highly contested world title race rapidly unfolding, the world’s best will get their chance to Hold The Line in Fieberbrunn from 22 to 28 Februaryas FWT19 enters the European leg of the season.
This is one of the most technical and challenging freeride competition venues on the planet, as Fieberbrunn’s “Wildseeloder” face is a key piece to the puzzle for every world title quest. With a record snow year here in Austria’s largest connected region – the famous Ski Circus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn circuit - we can expect to see new lines to be opened and an incredible show.
Strong performances in Hakuba, Japan, and at Canada’s Kicking Horse by Italian Markus Eder , Victor De Le Rue (FRA), Arianna Tricomi (ITA) and Marion Haerty (FRA) have landed them at the top of the rankings, but with plenty of stiff competition close behind, the world champion crown is still completely up for grabs
In addition to the main event, Freeride Junior Tour riders will also be showcasing their skills at the 2019 Fieberbrun Freeride Junior in February 23-24.
Fans on site in Fieberbrunn will get to enjoy the always buzzing contest village with a perfect view of the comp venue, a giant screen to watch the action and plenty of food and beverages. There will also be no shortage of action in the base area : Vibram will have a boot resoling truck, Peak Performance will be hosting a non-stop party during the event on the Enzianhütte Terrace , whilst Dynastar, Lange, Black Diamond & Pieps will have tons of gear to test and Red Bull will be there with their truck, animations, and parties all week long. Check out the full schedule here.