RIDE BEYOND THE PISTE
What We’re All About
British Freeride is a community snowsports organisation setup to provide:
- Coaching and mountain safety training to skiers and snowboarders.
- Support for competitive freeride snowsports.
- Inspiration for young people to step beyond the piste and into the mountains.
We currently run The Freeride Juniors Club which supports a squad of junior athletes through training and competition. This covers everything from preseason mountain safety training, weekend training on the Scottish slopes, competition support at The Scottish Freedom Series and development to the Freeride Junior Tour in Europe.
Exploring the mountains in search of exhilarating descents is not something new. From Scotland to the Alps and beyond skiers and snowboarders have been doing just this for the last half century. In the early 90s the first competition based around the freeride format was hosted in Alaska. This kicked off developments towards the snowboard only Verbier Extreme and ultimately The Freeride World Tour. This tour now caters for athletes from ages 14 in the juniors right through to some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the five stop world series.
British Freeride was setup as a non profit organisation with the aim of inspiring, supporting and developing the growing community of skiers and snowboarders competing in freeride events and exploring the mountains beyond the resorts. In its first year it created unique events, award winning media and set the foundations for a development pathway for UK juniors to the Freeride World Tour. Looking forwards we hope to continue to inspire skiers and snowboarders to step beyond the piste and of course for lots of snow this winter in Scotland!