// Presentation

The ski resort of St-Luc/Chandolin is situated in the Val d’Anniviers in canton Valais, Switzerland. It is a medium-sized resort with 14 ski-li s and 75km of slopes. The resort is well-known as a « secret spot » for freeride skiing, offering, among others, as much forest-backcountry skiing as steep face skiing on the Couloirs des Ombrintzes.

The First Track Freeride is an off-piste ski and snowboard competition which has been organised in the St-Luc/Chandolin ski resort since the winter of 1999-2000. This lively international sporting event this a 3-star stage of the Freeride World Qualifier which allows the winners access to the famous Freeride World Tour! The competition takes place over two days, with each competitor doing one run per day. The winner is decided by the highest combined score over the two days.

// Spectator info

The best place to watch the competion from is the Espace Live on the terrace of the Tsapé restaurant.

// Riders info

The details about the race will be given out at the briefing that will take place on the Saturday morning. The briefing will be given by the First-Track Freeride organisers and the head of security for the event. Each participant must be present at the briefing and comply to the insructions given by the staff.

The day before the competition the riders can study the terrain from the bottom of the face and choose their lines. Under no circumstances can a rider taking part in the competition do a reconnaissance of the couloirs beforehand.

The organisers reserve themselves the right to disqualify anyone who does not follow these instructions without reimbursment of the inscription fees.

// Photos et Videos


All pictures are on Flickr and
Facebook !

Official videos

Official video of the First-Track Freeride 2016

Vidéos de run

Run de Mickael Bimbos (Ski & Snowboard) 2015
// Press

// Partners

Following each magnificent edition, we are more motivated than ever to make this event live on in our favourite couloirs ! For this we need generous sponsors willing to support us. For those that are interested we invite you to read our partners book : Partners book 2018 (.pdf)

And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask !

They support the 2018 edition :

// Contacts et where to find us


First-Track Freeride Association :
Romain Daniel +41 79 945 81 49 firsttrackfreeride@gmail.com
Website :

Cavin François frcavin@gmail.com

The competition takes place at the Chandolin/St-Luc ski resort, in the couloirs of the Col des Ombrintzes - inbetween both domains.

Adress :
3961 Chandolin, Val d'Anniviers, Suisse

Access :
A9 Motorway, exit n°28, Sierre, then follow Val d'Anniviers.