World Freestyle Tour starts in Revelstoke

The Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face (FWT) kicks off its 2013 season of global big mountain freeriding competition with the first stop in Revelstoke.

This year the Revelstoke Freeride Fest will rock the town in conjunction with the The FWT on January 5 – 12th. Welcoming the World to Revelstoke!

The schedule of events:

Friday January 4th presents Freeride Fest Kick Off Party @ Big Eddy Pub
Come kick off the Freeride Fest with slideshows on some of Canada’s most burly first descents presented by local ski legends Doug Sproule, Kevin Hjertaas and Johnny Foon. Afterwards groove to live gypsy jazz with Gadjology. $10 Entry, Fundraiser for Revelstoke Adaptive Snow Sports Program
7:00pm (Slideshows) 9:00pm (Gadjology Live)

Saturday January 5th
Shred with the Stars @ Revelstoke Mountain Resort
An opportunity for a free ski & snowboard clinic with the some of the stars of the FWT! Spots are limited so sign up at the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre or call 250 814 5060 and tell them you want to ski with the stars. Free! Meeting Place: Mackenzie’s Outpost at the top of the Revelation Gondola
Athlete Welcome Party @ Wino
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Sunday January 6th
The Cabin presents: Pink Taco Posse @ Revelstoke Mountain Resort
The Cabin presents their weekly all girl snowboard session at RMR with special guest riders from the FWT.
Free! Meeting Place: Mackenzie’s Outpost at the top of the Revelation Gondola 12:00pm- 3:00pm

The Cabin presents: Pink Taco Posse Apres @ The Cabin 3:30pm

Opening Ceremonies/ Bib Draw @ Revelstoke Mountain Resort Base
Come join the official opening ceremonies for the 2013 Swatch FWT at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. 6:00pm- 8:00pm

3 X 3 Bowl Off @ The Cabin
The Cabin presents Revelstoke vs. the world bowl off! Brush up on your bowling skilis because this locals versus the athletes & sponsors of the FWT showdown will end with a day of catskiing up for the winning team! Spots are limited so call The Cabin at 250 837 2144 to enter.
$30 Competition Entry, includes 3 rounds of bowling, drink ticket and chance to win a catskiing trip 8:00pm

Monday January 7th

Official Freeride World Tour Competition Day @ Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Weather pending- stay tuned to Freeride Fest Facebook page for updates on the competition schedule.
9:00am- 2:00pm

Freeride World Tour Awards Ceremony @ Revelstoke Mountain Resort Base
Weather pending- stay tuned to Freeride Fest Facebook page for updates on the competition schedule.
Cheer on the champions of the 2013 Swatch FWT at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

Official Competition Wrap Up Party @ The Last Drop
John Jenkins Live
Shake your booty to live music from John Jenkins with the athletes of the Freeride World Tour at the Last Drop. Free 9:00 pm

Tuesday January 8th
Official Weather Day @ Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Get The Girls Out! Official Female Freeride Flash Mob @ Top of Stoke Chair, Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke’s first official female freeride flashmob! Ladies young and old, grab your girlfriends and meet at top of the Stoke Lift at 1:00pm to session the Stoke Chair with the females athletes of the FWT!
1:00pm sharp

Get the Girls Out! Apres @ Benoits Wine Bar

2nd Annual Art of Freeriding Pro Photographer Challenge @ Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre
The Art of Freeriding photo challenge will invite professional photographers to team up with athletes of their choice for to capture the art of freeriding at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and the surrounding backcountry. Join us at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre to see the results of the shoot and announce the winners of the event.
Doors at 6:30pm
Show at 7:00pm
Fundraiser for Stoke FM
Tickets: $15.00- for sale online:

FWT Art of Freeriding After Party @ Benoits Wine Bar
Celebrate with the winners of the Art of Freeriding Photo Challenge with live music at Benoits Wine Bar.

Wednesday January 9th

Official Weather Day @ Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Special Edition VIDIOTS Competition @ The Village Idiot
Skier versus Snowboarder Showdown! This is a special edition VIDIOTS competition for the Freeride Fest. Anyone can enter! Drop off your short (5 min or less) video edit to the Village Idiot before 5:00pm on January 9th for showcasing at the restaurant. Prizes will be awarded to the best Vidiots!
7:00pm- 9:00pm

Trevor Andrew Live @ The Cabin

Thursday January 10th

Official Weather Day @ Revelstoke Mountain Resort

3rd Annual Retro Night at the Roxy – Featuring: Ski Patrol
Ski Patrol Appreciation Night! Show the RMR Patrol and Avalanche Dog Handlers how much you appreciate their hard work. Come decked out in your finest retro ski gear, prizes awarded for best dressed!!!
Fundraiser for Revelstoke Canine Search and Rescue Dogs
Doors at 6:30 pm
Movie at 7:00pm
Tickets: $10.00 for sale online:

Jim Jack Memorial Party @ Big Eddy Pub
Live tunes by Stuck on Honey at the Big Eddy Pub to celebrate the life of Jim Jack- the former president of the International Freeskiing Association, Freeskiing World Tour head judge and iconic member of the freeskiing community.

Friday January 11th

Official Weather Day @ Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Hip Hop for Hunger @ Revelstoke Secondary School
Hip Hop band The Ripple Effect offers a free lunch hour show to students of Revelstoke, with the donation of a Food Bank item.

80’s Bingo @ Big Eddy Pub
Dress in your 80’s best and play bingo to raise money for the Live It! Love It! Foundation!

The competition can be witnessed from anywhere in the world via the live webcast available at