The 'freeride' modality consists of literally leaving the ski slopes with the aim of finding areas of virgin snow where you can live an extreme, wild and authentic experience. This attractive modality, which has been increasing in interest by skiers in recent years, kept part of this public away from the ski resorts since they believed that looking for a life for oneself was better to find good places to practice this discipline. Some resorts have responded to this demand, such as Vallnord or Grandvalira, developing spaces designed for freeriders but which also have their own security devices and schools where they can learn to navigate virgin terrain.
We are sharing this video with you, so that you get an idea of what freeride skiing is in its purest form. It is very cool and the music that accompanies it is great. This is freeride!
Today, Arcalís, in the Vallnord resort, is one of the most important ski references freeride due to its perfect location due to its natural protection against the wind, its more of 130 possible itineraries and because the place celebrates 20 years offering adventure under this modality.
We must highlight that every year, in Vallnord, the FWT or freeride World Tour is held. The next edition will be on February 21 and we will try to keep you informed.
Grandvalira, for its part, has updated itself to offer quality freeride skiing to its visitors. They have created the Grandride competition and it has entered the international ski testing circuit. They have also developed the freeride Center, a new section of their school, specialized in off-piste descents that offer both individual and group classes. You can also enjoy the Ski Safari package in Grandvalira, outings with professional monitors who accompany you through the best itineraries.
If you are interested in freeride, here are two good places where you can delve into this modality. And if you've practiced it somewhere else that you liked, feel free to share it with us!