Freeride World Tour Champions Crowned at Xtreme Verbier 2022
The 15th edition of the Freeride World Tour came to an end in Verbier.
Freeride World Tour Champions were crowned in Verbier, Switzerland at the Xtreme Verbier, the final stop of FWT 2022. The Xtreme closes a competitive season that will be remembered for breakout performances from Wildcards and rookies, and new world champions in all four categories.
Jess Hotter (NZL) became FWT Champion in Women’s Ski. Though Hedvig Wessel (NOR) chased her all season, Hotter was out of reach in the overall ranking with two event victories and one 2nd place.
Overall Ranking Ski Women
1. Jessica Hotter (NZL)
2. Hedvig Wessel (NOR)
3. Olivia McNeill (CAN)
Maxime Chabloz (SUI) capped his rookie season on tour not only with the event win but the title of FWT Champion in Men’s Ski. Chabloz finishes the season with three event victories, having previously won in Ordino Arcalís and Kicking Horse Golden.
Overall Ranking Ski Men
1. Maxime Chabloz (SUI)
2. Carl Regnèr Eriksson (SWE)
3. Ross Tester (USA)
Tiphanie Perrotin (FRA) emerged by the thinnest of margins to become FWT Champion in Snowboard Women. Erika Vikander (USA) had worn the leader’s golden bib all season, but Perrotin overtook her in the overall ranking by only 500 points.
Overall Ranking Snowboard Women
1. Tiphanie Perrotin (FRA)
2. Erika Vikander (USA)
3. Manuela Mandl (AUT)
After finishing 2nd overall in 2021, Blake Moller (USA) became the FWT Champion in Snowboard Men.
Overall Ranking Snowboard Men
1. Blake Moller (USA)
2. Camille Armand (FRA)
3. Cody Bramwell (GBR)