Snowboard Legend Travis Rice To Compete In Freeride World Tour 2019 First Stop In Hakuba Japan

November 30th, 2018


Travis Rice ripping a signature turn in the Hakuba powder. @freerideworldtour/©JBERNARD


Mountainwatch | Press Release

Travis Rice will look to claim his first ever Freeride World Tour (FWT) podium in Hakuba, Japan, January 19-26.

Lutry, Switzerland – November 30, 2019 – After blowing minds with his first-place finish at the Freeride World Qualifiers (FWQ) 4* in Hakuba in 2017, freeride legend, Travis Rice (USA) will return to Hakuba once again to challenge the world’s best at stop number one of FWT19.


Rice after last year’s win in Hakuba. Photo: @freerideworldtour/©JBERNARD

“I’m really looking forward to competing in Hakuba this January with the best line up of riders to date and an event venue that provides endless opportunity for expression.” Rice said.

“I’m honoured to get a wild card, as for me, it’s the perfect way to kick the real winter season off in a place that leaves any freerider wide-eyed an inspired. Most places we say “Pray for Snow. Here we will pray for sun.”


Travis competing last year. Photo:@freerideworldtour/©JBERNARD


With Rice’s addition to the already extremely talented list of athletes competing in Hakuba, including three-time world champion, Sammy Luebke (USA), the riding level promises to be incredibly high at the Freeride World Tour season debut.


Don’t miss the amazing show coming up in Hakuba, Japan, January, 19-26. Follow the action on and on the FWT social media channels.