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The Freeride World Tour Crowns The 2017 FWT World Champions

After five outstanding freeskiing competitions in the epic 10th season of the Freeride World Tour,  the 2017 FWT World Champions have finally been crowned. If you missed any of the action, check out the highlights, replays, and winning runs from each of the 5 FWT2017 stops: Verbier – 3 April …

Avalanche Kills 4 Workers On Bishkek-Osh Road In Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek-Osh, Kyrgyzstan – On Monday March 27, 2017 an avalanche hit the highway connecting Bishkek and Osh in Kyrgyzstan. The avalanche buried 3 vehicles and killed 4 employees from the Ministry of Transport. The avalanche occurred at Kilometer Marker 255 on the Bishkek-Osh road. It had a volume …

Snowboarder Killed In Avalanche In Gunma Prefecture In Japan

Gunma, Japan – On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 a 31-year-old female snowboarder was killed in an avalanche while riding in the Zodiac backcountry area near the Oguna Hotaka ski resort near Katashina Village in the Gunma Prefecture of Japan. The group of snowboarders had arrived at the resort around …

Italian Skier Dies After Avalanche In Lyngen, Norway

Lyngen, Norway – On Thursday, March 16, 2017 two skiers were involved in an avalanche between Rørnestind and Kavringtinden near the village of Lyngseidet in the municipality of Lyngen in Troms County in Norway. One of the skiers suffered minor injuries. The other skier, a 50-year-old Italian died …

Dutch Snowboarder Dies After Avalanche Near Sölden, Austria

Sölden, Austria – On Monday, March 13, 2017 a 35-year-old snowboarder from Scheveningen, Netherlands suffered life-threatening injuries in an avalanche near the Gaislachkogel Ski Area in the Rettenbach Valley near Sölden in Tirol, Austria. Unfortunately on Thursday, March 16, 2017 the snowboarder died from injuries sustained in the …