Spills and thrills at Freeride World Championships

Spills and thrills at Freeride World Championships
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France's Leo Slemmett became the new world champion on skis while his compatriot Marion Haerty won the women's snowboard title


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.

Step into the boots of the #FWT17 World Champion, throwing down an IMPRESSIVE run at Swatch</a> the​​ Xtreme Verbier! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DROPIN?src=hash">#DROPIN</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoPro?src=hash">#GoPro</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/GoPro">GoPropic.twitter.com/y8oS88E08M

— Freeride World Tour (@FreerideWTour) April 4, 2017

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.

Absolute mind-blowing snowboarding from Sammy Luebke at the Swatch</a> Xtreme <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Verbier?src=hash">#Verbier</a> yesterday. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DROPIN?src=hash">#DROPIN</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FWT17?src=hash">#FWT17</a> <a href="https://t.co/MBUrattPwg">pic.twitter.com/MBUrattPwg</a></p>— Freeride World Tour (FreerideWTour) April 4, 2017

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