Wintermärchen – From Wildcard to Verbier Victory
My first Season on Freeride World Tour 2015
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Destinations: Fieberbrunn/Tirol, Vallnord/Andorra, Haines/Alaska, Verbier/Switzerland
Edit: Christoph Hörner www.styleofgravity.com
Since I quit with halfpipe competition riding about 12years ago, Freeriding became my new passion in Snowboarding. This winter I had the chance to enter the „Freeride World Tour“ provided with a wildcard for one event at first. Even as a „Rookie“ on Tour, riding with most experienced Freeride Pros out there, I was ready for a new challenge. Travelling destinations like Fieberbrunn/Tirol and Vallnord/Andorra I made it all the way to the first ever Freeride competition in history at Haines/Alaska.
It’s been an amazing experience with plenty of new aspects in Freeriding: scoping out fluid lines and drops from far away, no training, one chance to go in unknown terrain, where all you have is your intuition and confidence on what you’ve seen with your binocular..
The icing of the cake: winning the legendary “Xtreme Verbier“ in Switzerland which made it more than an unbelievable fairy tale to me.
Snowboarding and Nicola Thost – together for more than 20years now.
We both grew up with our challenges, we both changed – the passion never died.
We’re not about competition, we’re not about winning – but if both comes along, we love to enjoy it all the way!