One of freestyle kiteboarding’s biggest stars, Maxime Chabloz 🇨🇭, is not only chasing a GKA Freestyle World Title this year, he’s also skiing on the Freeride World Tour. See Max grew up on a lake at the base of the Alps, where a love for unhooked freestyle kiting was complimented with a winter ski racing and freeride agenda. The combo has produced one of the most dynamic athletes either sport has seen, including a 2022 Freeride Ski world title and Top 5 finishes on the GKA in each of the last four editions.

Seeing a break between GKA events and the final two stops of the FWT in Austria and Switzerland, we jumped on the train to see if Max could defend his title.

Huge airs and a small bobble resulted in a 2nd place finish and the fan’s Rider of the Day award.
After Fieberbrunn, the tour traveled west to Switzerland for it’s final stop in Verbier, a world-class ski town and freeride mecca.
Unfortunately for Max and the Freeride World Tour, an avalanche took out the competition zone. The event was cancelled.

Special thanks to F-ONE for supporting this coverage of Maxime on snow. Now onto kiteboarding!