The Swatch Xtreme Verbier 2013 has been rescheduled to take place one day earlier than announced, on Friday March 22, due to a storm predicted to hit the Verbier St Bernard region on Saturday.
The Xtreme Verbier is the final stage of the Freeride World Tour. Verbier and the fabled “Bec des Rosses” is considered the pinnacle of freeride competitions. Click here for the list of qualified riders for the final stage in Verbier.
The contest was originally scheduled for Saturday but with a south west front coming in that is predicted to stay over the next week, organisers today decided to advance the competition to Friday, March 22.
With its extreme nature, only the best 12 male skiers, six male snowboarders, five female skiers and four female snowboarders of the 2013 FWT are qualified for the finals on the steeps of Bec des Rosses.
In addition, there will also a few exciting exclusive wild cards, including three-time world snowboard champion Xavier de Le Rue (FRA) and five-time Xtreme winner Steve Klassen (USA) in the male snowboard division, as well as Stefan Haeusl (AUT), Aurélien Ducroz (FRA), Samuel Anthamatten(SUI) and Seb Michaud (FRA) in the male skiers. In the snowboard category, upcoming talent and local rider Estelle Ballet (SUI) will also take part in the competition on her home mountain. Crystal Wright (USA) and Lorraine Huber (AUT), actual leader of the FWQ ranking also got the chance to ski the 'Bec' in the female ski category.
Watch the best of Xtreme Verbier 2012: