Verbier, the ski resort in the Valais region, hosted the Nissan Xtreme grand finale of the Freeride World Tour 2009 on the mythical Bec des Rosses North face with a summit at 3222 meters altitude. Thanks to the great snow conditions this winter, the competition scheduled for Saturday, March 21 was a spectacular show.
After the three Freeride World Tour stops in Sochi, Russia, Squaw Valley, USA and Tignes, France, only the top eight men and three women were qualified in each category. They will be joined by several ‘Wild Cards’ as well as the winners from the Nendaz Freeride, Freeride World Qualifier and sister event to the Nissan Xtreme – Verbier.
A.R.C. rider Bibi Pekarek had a great come back after her break for almost one year and finished second in the steep and gnarly face of famous Bec.