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The Nissan Sports Adventure Freeride Tour

08:04 30th October 2006 by Onboard Snowboarding
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The organisers of the O’Neill Xtreme by Powerade Verbier 07 are proud to announce the first European Freeride Tour created in partnership with Nissan.

The tour will offer Freeriders the chance to win one of 14 starting positions in the world renowned Verbier Xtreme.

For the second year running Cyril Neri, double winner of the Xtreme 1998 and 2006, will lead this quest in the Alps between Austria and France in order to discover these 14 talented riders. With two qualification events in Schruns and Flaine, 7 skiers and 7 snowboarders will qualify for their entry for the O’Neilll Xtreme by Powerade 2007.

A pre-selection on the basis of application forms (15 Sept – 10 Dec 2006)

From September 15th till December 10th, 2006, ALL snowboarders are able to register by internet for the Freeride Quests. Just need to fill in a form on www.xtremeverbier.com and upload a few pics and a video. A selection committee will carefully select 27 skiers and 27 snowboarders who will be invited to participate in the Freeride Quest in Austria.

O’Neill Freeride Quest Powered by Nissan – Schruns-Tschagguns, Austria (19-21 Jan 2007)

54 rookies will meet for this first qualification in the Austrian resort of Schruns-Tschagguns on the 20th and 21st of January. Some riders and former riders of the Xtreme will be on the spot as judges and will evaluate these young talents in terms of performances and mental strength while riding in groups during the morning. In the afternoon a proper competition will define the 28 best riders that are qualified for the second event of the Tour : the Freeride Quest in Flaine.

O’Neill Freeride Quest Powered by Nissan – Flaine, France (8-10 Feb 2007)

In addition to the 28 rookies selected in Schruns, the Freeride Quest in Flaine will welcome 22 pro riders that have already participated in the Verbier Xtreme. These pro-riders will have to defend their seat in front of newcomers determined to take part in the ultimate event of this Tour, the prestigious Verbier Xtreme. This exceptional competition will take place in the Grand Massif resort from Feb 8 to Feb 10, 2007.

O’Neill Xtreme by Powerade – Verbier, Switzerland (23-25 March 2007)

Finally the best 5 male skiers and snowboarders as well as the best 2 female riders of both disciplines will be invited to take part in the 12th O’Neill Xtreme by Powerade in Verbier from March 23rd to 25th, 2007. There they will meet the first 6 skiers and snowboarders of the Xtreme ’06, as well as the best 2 females of each discipline that have directly been reinvited. Once more the elite of freeride will tackle the mythical North Face of the Bec des Rosses, 3222m. The public is already invited to join them on the most beautiful natural arena of the Alps, the Col des Gentianes in Verbier, for a unique weekend.

Entry terms for the Nissan Sports Adventure Freeride Tour

- To be 18 years old minimum on the 1st of January 2007

- To comply with the participation rules: http://rq.xtremeverbier.com/FreerideQuest_rules_en.pdf

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