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Freeride Week


Next edition:
From 28thJanuary to 03thFebruary 2019


The Freeride World Qualifier consists of 50 or so competitions organised worldwide and bringing together the world’s top freeriders. Each event is classified from 1* to 4*: the more stars a race has, the more points the winners get. The riders with the highest number of points during the Qualifier events go through to the Freeride World Tour.

During the French Freeride World Qualifier event organised by Evolution 2, Arc 1950 Le Village will host freeriders from the world over who will compete in the best spots that Les Arcs has to offer. They will be using the Village as their HQ.

All the details about the competition will come shortly.



The results of the FWQ 4 :

     - Ski Men                                                                            - Ski Women

     - Snow Men                                                                        - Snow Women

On the occasion of the Freeride World Qualifier competition, Arc 1950 Le Village will be playing host to freeriders from all over the world to give them the chance to try out the best spots in the les Arcs ski area. There will be various levels of competition on the bill: 1 Junior FWQ event, 2 FWQ 2*races and 1 FWQ 4* event (the only French 4* event amongst the 12 world contests).

The week will be an opportunity to discover freeride skiing in all its guises. On the programme will be: film screenings, awareness of and introduction to mountain rescue, freeride courses for children and adults, etc.


20 January : Freeride Junior Tour

28 January – 01 February : FWQ 2*

01 February – 04 February : FWQ4*


  EDITION 2017

Freeride Week is back in the heart of the Village of Arc 1950 and will bring together the best international hopefuls in skiing, snowboarding and freeride. The week of competition begins with the Freeride Junior Tour which is stopping off over the weekend of 21 and 22 January.

The Freeride World Qualifier will then find its place in les Arcs for the 3rd consecutive year from 30 January to 5 February 2017.

Once again, Evolution 2 Les Arcs takes up the challenge of putting on 4 events and is also offering the one and only 4-star stage of the Freeride World Qualifier in France.

On the programme:

- 21-22 January: Freeride Junior Tour
All results

- 30 January - 01 February: FWQ 2*
All results

- 02 February: FWQ 4*
Tous les résultats

There were 105 entrants from all over the world for this 4* French stage of the Freeride World Qualifier. The snow which had fallen 2 days earlier enabled the athletes to compete on an untouched face in 20 cm of fresh snow!
There was a rather international podium for this the 3rd running of the event in Arc 1950 which was won by:
      > The Swiss Theo Cheli in the men’s and the Chilean Claudia Aliaga in the ladies’ SKIING.
      > The French pair Ludovic Guillot-Diat and Claire Chapotot who distinguished themselves in the SNOWBOARD.

After the success of the 2016 event and its record entry of 409 freeriders, the organising team’s ambition is to offer the competitors the chance to carry on scoring points on the Freeride World Qualifier circuit, while enjoying the area’s outstanding faces.

Every entrant has the opportunity to improve their classification to break into the prestigious and very closed Freeride World Tour circuit.

The week’s highlights will take place in the Village of Arc 1950, with such events for the general public as:

  • Demonstrations of the work of the piste patrols,
  • Introduction to DVA (avalanche security),
  • Prize-giving,
  • Evening events open to everyone.

The Village will become the freeriders’ HQ for the week.

The locations of the races and a more detailed programme will be issued later.

Résultats Freeride Week 2016

Ce ne sont pas moins de trois compétitions qui ont eu lieu du 29 janvier au 06 février aux Arcs : 2 compétitions de 2* et une 4* où les participants ont eu de la chance de rider de la neige fraîchement tombée ! Le spectacle était au rendez-vous et nous sommes ravis de vous le faire partager en images !

Sans plus attendre, voici la vidéo des plus beaux runsde cette semaine de compétitions >>

Et les résultats de chacune des compétitions :

Les résultats du 4*

Ski Hommes :
- 1er : Nicolas Salençon
- 2ème : Flo Jaufred
- 3ème : Elias Hendersen

Ski Femmes :
- 1ère : Juliette Willmann, qui enchaine les victoires après sa seconde place à Chamonix et sa première place à Vars.
- 2ème : Stöckel Karin
- 3ème : Stéphanie Cook

Snowboard Hommes :
- 1er : Florian Bouver Fournier
- 2ème : Thomas Feurstein
- 3ème : Chris Charlet qui fait son deuxième podium de l'hiver sur les FWQ après sa victoire à Chamonix.

Snowboard Femmes :
- 1ère : Anna Orlova
- 2ème : Manuela Mandl
- 3ème : Anouck Mouton

Voir la vidéo de la 4* du 05/02

Les résultats des 2*

Ø  2* du 2 février

Ski Hommes :

- 1er : Vassili Bottier
- 2ème : Florian Vauthier
- 3ème : Nikolai Schirmer

Ski Femmes :

- 1ère : Kajsa Larsson
- 2ème : Sophie Martz
- 3ème : Laia Castellarnau Plaza, à nouveau à la troisième place comme à Vars, elle avait aussi remporté l'étape de Chamonix. 

Voir la vidéo de la 2* du 02/02

Ø  2* du 4 février

Ski Hommes :

- 1er : Nicolas Salençon, qui aura donc remporté deux des trois épreuves.
- 2ème : Jules Socié
- 3ème : Hugo Carraz

Ski Femmes :

- 1ère : Caroline Stromberg
- 2ème : Juliette Willmann, à nouveau sur le podium, pour la cinquième fois déjà cet hiver !
- 3ème : Laia Castellarnau Plaza, également abonnée aux podiums, ce qui n'est pas étonnant quand on l'a déjà vue skier... 

Voir la vidéo de la 2* du 04/02

Bravo à tous les participants !

Arc 1950 Freeride Week

From 29 January to 07 February 2016

LThe French Freeride Series which counts towards the famous Freeride World Qualifier (2** and 4****) will be taking place this year over a full week in Arc 1950!


30 & 31 January 2016

Le Freeride Junior Tour or FJT is aimed at young freeriders between the ages of 14 and 17. In France there will be various 1 to 2** competitions which will be organised to offer all young athletes, novices or experienced, the chance to take part in freeride events and to qualify for the three 3*** European stages of the Freeride Junior Tour organised alongside the stages of the Freeride World Tour.

> The complete program <


01 & 02 February 2016

Le Freeride World Qualifier or FWQ, is made up of about fifty events organised throughout the world. Freeriders can take part in as many 1* to 4* competitions as they like and earn points (plus one star race where points can also be earned). The 3 best results achieved during the season go forward to the final FWQ classification and the best contestants in each region will be selected to take part in the FWT the following year.

Dates to remember:

>Freeride World Qualifier 2* 01 & 02 February 2016 

The complete program <

>Freeride World Qualifier 2* 03 & 04 February 2016

> The complete program <

>Freeride World Qualifier 4* 05 & 06 February 2016

The complete program <

A perfect day to come and admire and discover the art of snow riding.  



Freeride Bear Battle

2nd edition


The French Freeride Series which counts towards the famous Freeride World Qualifier (2**) will take place on 7 and 8 March this year in Arc 1950.

ARC FRENCH FREERIDE 1950 QUALIFIER 2 **, but what is it?

The Arc French Freeride 1950 Qualifier (2**) is the essential round on the winter 2015 freeride skiing circuit because it will enable the best freeriders to win points in the FWQ overall classification for the Freeride Bear Battle which will take place the following day.

Contested as a duel, the second day will see the 32 best riders of the previous day following in the footsteps of the regions bear hunters of old.  At the end of the weekend, a single rider will be crowned as the best «bear hunter » and will be awarded a trophy.

To recapitulate:

Saturday 07 March:

     >Round of the French Freeride Series, or a dream opportunity for every competitor to give their best by making their best runs.

Sunday 08 March:

     >Bear Battle Freeride or the elimination duels!

A perfect day to come and admire and discover the art of snow riding.

A village will be available at the finish for all visitors throughout the weekend with a number of entertainments:
>mountain awareness,
>music and food and plenty of other surprises too!

Entries & information: info.fwq.lesarcs@gmail.com

NB: The competition has been moved, for security reasons, and will now take place on the area of Arc 1600, Malgovert!
For those who wish to attend the event, you can get closer to it from the Mont Blanc track.

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