In this context, the South's largest station in Europe has started this season the new section of the Center Freeride Ski & Snowboard, specifically dedicated to this specialty and has done so with the support of the Freeride World Tour. The International Circuit has awarded its prestigious seal FWT Club to School Grandvalira, the only of the Pyrenees and the Iberian Peninsula that has this distinction.
The FWT Club centers are distinguished by their methods of teaching specialized freeride and have teachers with specific training. All these schools share the same programs and the same guidelines to provide the best learning both youth and adults who want to enter in the freeride or who want to improve their technique.
As stated Dénervaud Berti, head of service stations in the Freeride World Tour, "schools that are part of our club have an excellent platform to share experiences and views on teaching methods freeride. Grandvalira has shown great motivation for providing appropriate skiers and snowboarders to learn freeride of the safest tools, so we are very pleased that becomes a part of our family. "
Also note that to ensure maximum safety, Grandvalira are also using mobile application Alpify that emergency sends the user's exact location to rescuers, with whom he is connected at all times.
La bet Grandvalira by freeride does not stop there, as the Andorran resort also wants to bring the best specialists in the world to their mountains. To this end the season premieres GrandRide Grandvalira try Freeride World Qualifier.
This competition will be held in the Pic Alt de Den, in the sector of Encamp, 15 and 16 February 2014. To give a small sample of the spectacle that awaits us in just a few weeks, these days Grandvalira two riders have visited frontline Bruno Commpagnet as French and Italian Giuliano Bordoni. Sponsored freeriders GORE-TEX-brand also sponsors the Center of the Freeride Ski & Snowboard gave a demonstration in the same area in which the GrandRide be played. Compagnet and Bordoni, accompanied by Argentine Joaquín Vena, local rider Grandvalira, arrived by helicopter to the summit of Pic Alt de Den, where a decrease of vertigo 800 meter drop from the 2,900 m high were labeled.
After the exhibition, the two riders raved Grandvalira conditions for skiing off piste. "I was very surprised by the quality of the snow. Perfect for freeride and also enjoy the setting is beautiful, "said Bruno, one of the most experienced international specialists. Meanwhile, Bordoni, freerider and mountain guide, was also satisfied with his first visit to Grandvalira: "I've gone down the great GrandRide scenario. Is ideal for this type of competition place, so the show is guaranteed. "