The world’s best freeride skiers and snowboarders have just completed a week of top level freeriding at the Swatch O’Neill Big Mountain Pro. In a few days it is time to meet up again for the Nissan Freeride de Tignes and then the final stop of the Freeride World Tour in Verbier for the Nissan O’Neill Xtreme one week later. The suspense is growing with a very tight ranking. Who will be crowned Freeride World Champion in skiing and snowboarding in 10 days? Stay tuned to find out… The Freeride World Tour started off in January with the Nissan Mammoth Challenge, before heading to the Nissan Russian Adventure, at the 2014 Olympic host resort, Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi in Russia in early February. Last week, the male riders showed their skills at the Swatch O’Neill Big Mountain Pro, a mobile event in the Alps. Legendary snowboarder Jeremy Jones won the event overall with fast and fluid riding and Swede Kaj Zackrisson won the skiers category, with powerful skiing, taking huge air and riding at 112 km/h at one stage! We are now close to the final epilogue of the Freeride World Tour. This weekend, the top 45 male and female riders are meeting up in Tignes four the fourth contest, Nissan Freeride de Tignes, Saturday 8 March. A number of freeride contests have already been held in this resort, famous for its freeriding with a number of local stars, like the Freeride World Tour contestant, reknown skier and Paris-Dakar stage winner Guerlain Chicherit: “It’s a special feeling to ride a contest at home, a lot of friends will watch the contest and I really want to do well, even more than elsewhere.” Local organiser Dino Raffault, who has a vast experience in sport events management including a number of freeride contests in the Alps, is looking forward to seeing the best riders of the sport in Tignes: “We are happy and proud to be part of the first edition of the Freeride World Tour and to host the best riders of the circuit for a few days here at the number one freeride resort of France.” (Source: Event’s PR)