Swatch Freeride World Tour The North Face 2014 Courmayeur 17 Jan

Swatch Freeride World Tour (FWT) 2014 by The North Face debuts in Courmayeur, Italy, 17 Jan 2014. Previously the FWT has held its season opener in the United States, France, Russia, and Canada, and now, for the first time, that honor goes to Italy . 
Swatch Freeride World Tour Courmayeur Mont Blanc
Courmayeur Mont Blanc
Swatch Freeride World Tour 2014
Chamonix - Courmayeur
Swatch Freeride World Tour 2014
The race is confirmed for Saturday 17 Jan at 10.30am on the Tete d'Arp. The competition is visible from the slopes on top of Plan Checrouit. 
The FWT takes place in Courmayeur for the third consecutive year. Courmayeur is a popular Italian destination for riders due to the people's hospitality, the excellent snow and incredible terrain.
The FWT 2014 has 6 main event locations. Of the six events of the 2014 FWT, Courmayeur Mont Blanc is the only event this year to feature just men ski and snowboard. All other locations feature both men & women.
Reine Barkered (SWE), world champion in 2012, said: “What better place to start the season and meet up with all the FWT riders after a long summer, than the sunny side of Mont Blanc? I love being in Courmayeur – it has great skiing and a great venue!”
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After the grand opening, the next stop is at Chamonix Mont-Blanc on 25 Jan 2014. Check-out the event in Chamonix
Courmayeur is just a short bus ride or car journey through the Mont Blanc Tunnel to Chamonix.
By bus from Courmayeur to Chamonix : check SAT and Savda timetable
By car: the distance between Courmayeur and Chamonix is 23km and the journey time is 29mins.