Tag: FWQ

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New Zealand skiers have been showcasing their talents on the international freeride circuit  with Craig Murray winning the Freeride World Qualifier tour event in Austria today, and Sam Lee  earning his first Freeride World Tour podium with a third place in Alaska.

New Zealander freeskier Craig Murray has claimed victory at a Freeride World Qualifier 4-star competition held in the Austrian resort of Hochfugen. Anna Smoothy finished fourth in the women’s freeski division.


Axamer Lizum, Austria (27 March 2016) - A year after suffering a season-ending knee injury Wanaka skier Sam Lee has made a convincing return to competition.

Blue skies and fresh snow complimented the second 2* competition of the Freeride World Qualifier series of the season on the Grand Tsai face of Bruson Resort.

The 2015 The North Face® Freeski Open of New Zealand wrapped up in spectacular style today with the three star Freeride World Qualifier ski and snowboard Big Mountain Finals.

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (18 August 2015) –The North Face Freeski Open of New Zealand – the only event to stage Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Mountain competitions in one –...

Following a challenging season due to difficult snow and weather conditions all over the northern hemisphere, the SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE® (FWT) now heads to Verbier, Switzerland,...

Kappl-Paznaun, Austria - (23 February 2014) – For the second weekend running New Zealand freeskier Neil Williman has claimed a podium position on the Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ) Tour.

Axamer Lizum, Austria- (16 February 2014) – A win at the three star Freeride World Qualifier event in Austria, has given New Zealand freeskier Neil Williman a much needed confidence boost...

Verbier, Swizerland - (11 January 2014) – New Zealand skier Anna Smoothy (Cromwell) has won a Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ) event in Verbier, Switzerland.