Because we’re Canadian it would be rude not to be completely stoked on the Freeride World Tour making a stop to the homeland. We wanted to deliver some insider tips on how to make the absolute most the event so we caught up with longtime Golden local, ski fanatic and previous Freeride World Tour attendee Andy Brown.


On Mountain
“By far the best place to watch the comp is from Redemption Ridge or the Top of WhiteWall. Take the stairway to heaven chair to the top and then place yourself along the ridge, there are no bad spots. You will be at eye level with the venue, and close enough to see how talented these athletes are. From the ridge, you can easily access the finish area by dropping into Feuz Bowl.” Check out the trail map here.
From Town
“There will be live feeds set up in a couple of different location. Or you can watch from the comfort of your house, the FWT live streams every event for FREE.”


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“The comp can start as early at 9 am depending on the weather window and the lifts will open to the public accordingly. Keep an eye on the FWT, KHMR, and Tourism Golden social media channels for the latest update for the first competitor on the venue.”


On Friday, February 1st the opening ceremonies and rider introductions at the Golden Civic Centre, access is free to the public beginning at 7:30 pm. This is an all ages event with beverage service.
On Saturday, February 2nd, there will be a winter festival in Spirit Square with riders autograph session, live music, family activities, and the awards ceremonies should the event happen on Saturday.
Also on Sat February 2nd, the official FWT party will take place in the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Day Lodge.


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Bring hand warmers and a hot beverages.

Pack the binoculars if you have them, you’ll be close enough that they aren’t needed but if you want to follow every techy movement of your favorite skeirs you’ll be grateful you have them.

Accommodations are booking out as expected for this big event – snag some while you can!

Whitetooth Brewing is an official sponsor of the Golden FWT stop this year and they’re brewing up something special for the occasion, don’t go through town without sampling the goods!

Read Derek Foose Decoded to find out more about this years FWT host.