Freerider Sport Events
It is a Sports Association that aims to make possible the combination of physical disability and winter sports.
The primary objective behind Freerider is the integration of the disabled person through skiing which, practiced with the necessary training and equipment, allowing the aggregation between "disabled" and "able".
Freerider wants to bring new people closer to skiing and at the same time complete training for those who already practice this activity through an advanced methodology rich in content, tested and consolidated over the years by the Freerider staff, composed of teachers, technicians and highly qualified people.
The idea of the Freerider foundation was conceived by a group of reckless mountain lovers in 2001.
The 2001/2002 winter season was dedicated by Freerider operators to participate in targeted training courses and to research, test and select cutting-edge equipment.
The diffusion of the project through word of mouth has made it possible to recruit members and operators who share a passion for the mountain and important experiences in the world of volunteering, but above all to involve companies that, with their economic-technical contribution, have allowed the realization and the growth of the initiative.
At the end of this journey the first edition of the FREERIDER SKI TOUR was born.
Supported by the FREERIDER PROMO TOUR, a communication campaign , the Team managed to reach and involve sports associations, medical professionals, volunteers, sports and mountain enthusiasts.
In 2002/2003 the operational phase begins with the holding of the First Edition of the FREERIDER SKI TOUR with 3 courses and 40 participate.
From the 2003/2004 season the success of the initiative continues and expands, managing to involve more and more people and even new ski resorts that want to become the venue for the courses:
- 2004/2005 season: 8 courses
- 2005/2006 Season: 8 courses
- 2006/2007 season: 9 courses
- 2007/2008 season: 11 courses
- 2008/2009 season: 12 courses
The 2009/2010 season was the first where a new, challenging and ambitious project was added to the courses: the preparation of 4 athletes for the 2010 Winter Paralympics.
After this season FREERIDER becomes aware of the importance of the project and begins to organize collateral events for the FREERIDER SKI TOUR involving more and more people.
- Stagione 2010/2011: 12 corsi con 1 special event
- Stagione 2011/2012: 12 corsi con 2 special event
- Stagione 2012/2013: 12 corsi con 2 special event
- Stagione 2013/2014: 13 corsi con 3 special event
- Stagione 2014/2015: 13 corsi con 3 special event
- Stagione 2015/2016; 14 corsi con 4 special event
- Stagione 2016/2017; 11 corsi con 4 special event
- Stagione 2017/2018; 11 corsi con 6 special event
The 2017/2018 season opens the European horizons to Freerider, organizing together with the storic partner TELEFLEX a unique event of its kind, the participants were coming from different European states:
Great Britain, Holland, France, Belgium, Austria and Germany
- Stagione 2018/2019: 12 corsi con 6 special event