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Spills and thrills at Freeride World Championships

France's Leo Slemmett became the new world champion on skis while his compatriot Marion Haerty won the women's snowboard title

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Spills and thrills at Freeride World Championships

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What do you get when you put four world ski and snowboard champions on a Swiss mountain? Thrills and spills is the short answer – elements guaranteed on the Freeride World Tour.

The titles were decided amid the stunning scenery at Bec de Rosses in Verbier as Frenchman Leo Slemmett became the new world champion on skis.

In the women’s event, Austria’s Lorraine Huber topped the overall standings to be crowned world champion.

And in the snowboard competition, American Sammy Luebke conquered the field, getting the better of his compatriots Davey Baird and Jonathan Penfield.Frenchwoman Marion Haerty only managed second place on the day, but won the overall competition.