Contest day: 30 January
Categories: Men Women/ Ski and Snowboard
Location: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (FRA)
Chamonix is probably the world’s most renowned alpine resort. Host of the first ever official Winter Olympics Games way back in 1924, skiers and snowboarders now come from all over the world to take on its vast range of steep “couloirs” against the backdrop of the Mont Blanc. When it comes to freeride locations few can rival Chamonix, so it’s no surprise that in 2010 it joins the tour as a main stop for the first time. FWT ski world champion Aurélien Ducroz, who was born and bred in Chamonix, will be the hometown favourite and looking to maximise points on the south facing Brevent. An early morning descent on this magnificent face directly opposite the Mont Blanc is a box that all serious skiers from around the world simply have to tick.