The FWT finals on Mac Face have been pushed back one more day due to weather. Day 2 is now scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 10th.
Mac Face is a Heli access venue and conditions must be safe to fly in for the competition to be held. Poor visibility, wind, and snowfall are delaying the event for the time being.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Today’s Day 2 Finals Postponed Due to Weather in Revelstoke
- ***Update Jan. 9th, 11:45am MST***
- Tuesday will be another weather day. There is an athlete meeting tonight at 5pm PST in the registration room
Let’s hope the skies clear and the FWT gets the live feed up and running for the event tomorrow! In the meantime, check out the highlights from the Swatch Freeride World Tour Snowboard event.
Once again, hats off to Ralph Backstrom for his win on Mac Face at the 2012 Freeride World Tour, Revelstoke.
Ralph earned the highest score of the day, with a 92.67 out of a possible 100 points. On the notoriously challenging “Mac Face,” Backstrom was aggressive from the outset, starting with a very technical entrance and finishing with a solid double cliff drop. Backstrom said: I stayed on my feet, I went really fast, pretty fluid, I kind of white-roomed myself once or twice. My line had some nice features. I am really stoked – we had really good snow.”
2012 Swatch Freeride and Freeskiing World Tour Revelstoke is presented by: Swatch, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Revelstoke Accommodation Association, The North Face, Sierra Nevada, Black Diamond, Clif Bar, Powder Magazine, Recon Instruments, Comcast Sportsnet, Backcountry.com, Ski Channel and Replay XD, Scott, Snow Pulse and Kask.