Freeride World Tour Chamonix

Swatch and North Face Freeride World Tour 2013 – Chamonix

World class freeride skiers and snowboarders compete on the North face of Aiguille Pourrie at Flegere.  Great snow, perfect day for a freeride comp.

FWT Chamonix

I got as near to the comp as possible, i.e. next to an official photographer with 2 feet of lens. However with nowhere near that much glass I had to make do with rider shots at the mountain podium and later at the the prize-giving in town.

Jonathan Charlet

Highlight was 2012 FWT champ, Chamonix local Jonathan ‘Douds’ Charlet (above) winning the men’s snowboard. It runs in the family. In the late 1990’s when I first went to the Alps with Positive Sound System, Jonathan’s brother Babs was a leading freerider.

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