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Back on Track | Event announcement subject to change

The BOT organizers are optimistic

by PowderGuide • 02/11/2021
The organizers of the Back on Track Freeride Event have announced that they are hopeful that they will be able to hold the event at the end of March. Anyone who is interested can make a note of the date. The start of registration will be communicated - experience shows that you have to be quick.

The Back On Track - Feel Free Ride Contest 2021 is set to take place from March 26 - 28. The organizing team around Bernhard Fink, Raphael Öttl, Andreas Portenschlager and Samuel Schuler has already started planning the 2nd attempt at the 8th edition (last year's first attempt had to be cancelled) of the free ride event in the Vorarlberg Montafon.

The BOT is a kind of alternative concept to the standardized, now very competitive FWQ contests and focuses more on togetherness and friendly competition in a relaxed atmosphere. At the contest, the riders are also the judges and afterwards you can sit together in a cozy hut, far away from the hustle and bustle of the ski resort.

    The schedule of the event will be based on that of previous years, meaning:

    • 3 days of friendly battling & Soul freeriding with like-minded people

    • Freeride contest with hike to ride format, far away from the nearest ski area

    • Climbing mountains together and then drawing lines on the slopes around the Saarbrücker Hütte

    Covid concept

    In order to do justice to the Covid situation, a concept has been worked out with the Saarbrücker Hütte landlord to ensure that the event can take place. Participants will be transported by the Vermuntbahn cable car under the measures of GSL Tourismus GmbH. The organizers hope to be able to hold the contest on the usual scale (35 participants), but will also consider downsizing measures if circumstances require it.

    The concept from the summer is to be adopted in the hut. This means that the maximum number of people in the hut will be reduced from approx. 85 to 60. This means that there will be approx. 45 room places and approx. 20 camp places in the sleeping area. Participants who share rooms or camps will sit at the same tables for meals. In principle, the hut therefore offers enough capacity to hold the "Back On Track" to the usual extent with 35 participants.

    We are keeping our fingers crossed that the BOT can be held and will keep you up to date.

    Event video 2019:

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