The Original Free´kend is for all riders who hear the call of off-piste. The long weekend is all about freeriding competitions and sessions – for both skiers and snowboarders. Joker Ride, Poker Rando and Aittakuru Freeride competitions are the soul of the event. Joker Ride is an off-piste track race with full speed and duel thrills. Poker Rando is about collecting poker cards when ski touring, but the winner won´t be the fastest one but the one who wins the poker games after the ski tour. The brightest diamond of the event is the Aittakuru Freeride competition held in a magical gorge right next to the Pyhä Ski Resort. There are perfect lines for beginners and experts, and the winners are chosen by a jury.
Freeriding sessions and lessons are hosted by the Pyhä Free´kend ambassadors, the most talented freeriders in Finland. You will learn new of freeriding, challenge yourself and of course find you way to the spots with the best snow at the moment. You can also participate in a guided ski touring day in the Pyhä backcountry or go to the next level in an Advanced Backcountry Skills workshop. Free´kend Test Center offers the possibility to try out the hot gear of the season. For more info, please contact tapahtumat(a)pyha.fi
This year there will be workshops and competition series also for para freeride snowboarding. Sign up here.