Swatch Freeride World Tour Kicks Off In Revelstoke


The SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE® 2013Kicks off at Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada, on January 7, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – December 26, 2012 – The SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE® 2013 (FWT) kicks off its season of exciting global big mountain freeriding competition with the first stop at Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada, on January 07, 2013. The competition can be witnessed from anywhere in the world via the live webcast available at 

Revelstoke Mountain Resort and its "Mac Daddy" face is an ideal location for the first stop of the 2013 FWT with its remote backcountry terrain, allowing for an exciting North American freeriding venue. "The snow conditions are setting up perfectly at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. With over 200 inches of total snowfall so far, the best case scenarios for the biggest, baddest North American venues are coming into play," stated FWT Americas Competition Director Bryan Barlow.


The excitement for the first stop of the 2013 FWT is also felt among the athletes. "I'm really looking forward to this season. With lots of new riders and great events, I'm sure it will be bigger than ever. The kick-off in Revelstoke is going to be great. A mountain like that is the perfect place for a freeride competition. I'm just glad to be a part of it and no matter what, I'm going to enjoy the show," remarked defending 2012 Ski Men's Freeride World Tour Champion, Reine Barkered of Sweden.


"Revelstoke Mountain Resort is thrilled to have the Freeride World Tour return, even bigger and better than before," said Sarah Windsor, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Revelstoke Mountain Resort. "To showcase both modalities on our terrain is an opportunity of a lifetime where top-caliber athletes will converge to show off their skills on Mackenzie peak. We are honored to be the only resort in Canada, and one of two in North America privileged to host this world-class event."


Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a four-season destination resort located in the Columbia Mountains of British Columbia just minutes from the town of Revelstoke. Revelstoke is located 200 kilometers (124 miles) north east of Kelowna and 413 kilometers (257 miles) west of Calgary. RMR is North America's most significant resort development in over a quarter century.


Here is the Revelstoke’s teaser.


FWT is proud to announce a new partnership signed with ARVA as official avalanche rescue device supplier for the four European stops of the Freeride World Tour 2013.


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SWATCH Freeride World Tour by the North Face® 2013 Revelstoke Schedule:


Sunday, January 6 Location
8:45am- 4:00pm Resort Village Open Base of Revelation Gondola
6:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Ceremonies/Bib Draw Revelstoke Base
Monday, January 7
8:45am- 4:00pm Resort Village Open Base of Revelation Gondola
10:00am – 3:00pm Contest Mount Mackenzie
Dusk Award Ceremony Grizzly Plaza



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