Featured Champions

Michael Mawn

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How was the FWQ season for you this year?
"The FWQ season was incredible! It was my first year committing to a full season of FWQ events and I loved traveling with the Freeride family from B.C. down to Taos in New Mexico. I focused on taking my riding to the next level and I was able to do just that on some great venues. My favorite line of the season was my competition run at Kicking Horse. I had a high-speed double in hero snow… I was hollering the whole way down that run."

What are you up to this summer preparing for FWT? Any exciting projects planned?
"Spring/early summer is couloir season in Montana! Although the snow is rough in the summer, it is still fun to throw on some crampons, boot-pack up couloirs, and get some steep turns in. I’m taking summer classes to make up for the time I’ll take off next winter, but I’ll be hitting the gym to build strength for those longer FWT venues. Other than that, most of my free time in the summer will be spent climbing mountains!"

Anyone you look up to or inspires you? Anyone you look forward to competing with on FWT?
"I definitely look up to Xavier and Victor de Le Rue, so I’m looking forward to riding with Victor on the FWT next year. I grew up watching Gigi’s film parts and they inspired me to go ride freeride terrain with a surfy style; it will be awesome to ride with him next year. Honestly, I look up to all of the riders on the FWQ and FWT. People like Brian Stenerson and Warren Doyle push me to ride to my potential. I’m excited to ride with everyone on the FWT and I know they will help push my riding."


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