The Partners on our Side

The Freeride Film Festival would be nothing without our partners. Here we introduce you to these great brands.


The company ABS PROTECTION GMBH specialises in the production of innovative safety equipment and supports mountain sports enthusiasts in realising inspiring experiences in nature. As early as 1985, ABS developed the first avalanche backpack and is considered the inventor of this groundbreaking product for the protection of winter athletes. Since then, the company has pioneered safety equipment for snow sports enthusiasts. In 2021, ABS is setting itself new goals: The brand sees itself as a holistic partner for responsible mountain adventurers. This can be experienced through new product features, an expanded product portfolio and comprehensive digital service for mountain athletes.

The Freeride Experience

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Skiing on the slopes is too boring for you? Are you looking for a sporting challenge and nature? Then experience skiing “off piste”. The Freeride Experience brings you closer to skiing in open terrain without difficult ascents. You will get to know unique slopes with lonely descents that only a few “locals” know about.

A local and certified ski guide is always at your side. The Freeride Experience Spots 2021/22 are the Arlberg, the Salzburg Alps, Andermatt and Engelberg in Switzerland and, at the beginning of the season, the Vinschgau in South Tyrol. It all starts with the Freeride Safety Days from 26-28.11.2021.
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Blue Tomato

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With more than 450,000 products, Blue Tomato is one of the world’s largest online retailers in the snowboard, freeski, skateboard, surf and street style sector. In recent years, Blue Tomato has also massively expanded its presence in the stationary trade and already operates more than 40 shops in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Fischer Ranger

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Driven by our passion for winter sports, our vision is to be the first choice for every skier. Our commitment and passion for skiing is in every single one of our products, including the Ranger line, which stands for the best quality, excellent performance and playful handling in any terrain.

The name Ranger not only reflects the limitless range of use throughout the mountain, but also our independence as an Austrian family business that has been privately owned since 1924.

Our athletes, who are constantly involved in the development of the latest models, are also enthusiastic:

“The skis are exceptionally good and qualitative; I ski most models and I like and have fun in all different variants.” (Sverre Liliequist)

You can find an insight into the current collection here.

Skiing is not a lifestyle. It’s life. #livetoski


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And eternally the glacier beckons: Freeride hotspot Kitzsteinhorn

The Kitzsteinhorn is famous for its deep snow slopes. Freeriders appreciate not only the powder snow, but also the five signposted routes: The “Freeride Info Base” and the “Info Points” at the start of the routes provide important tips on safety in the terrain and inform about the current avalanche warning level. Workshops for beginners and advanced skiers are offered at “Freeride Monday”.

Zell am See-Kaprun

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Sitting still on your winter holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun? No way!

More than 408 kilometres of pistes including the glacier ski area with the Ski ALPIN CARD – including spectacular panoramic runs with a view of the lake -, freeride routes close to the lifts, world-class snow parks, fun slopes and a huge range of activities off the slopes leave no doubt that winter is simply ideal for getting some exercise in the fresh mountain air. Between glacier, mountain and lake, simply everyone – from the pleasurable walker to the freeride crack – will find exactly the right offer.


For freeriders, Engelberg is what Hawaii is for wave riders. Whether the world-famous Laub, the challenging Sulz, the mysterious Steintäli, the Steinberg or the long descent from the Galtiberg – the BIG 5 of Engelberg inspire! You can reach all five downhill runs without taking off your skis or walking once. For a carefree day in the powder snow, we recommend trained mountain guides or ski instructors, who also offer the Titlis circumnavigation as a special highlight

Andermatt Swiss Alps

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The Andermatt Swiss Alps Group with its hotels, sports infrastructure, events and real estate is pursuing the vision of becoming The Prime Alpine Destination. In doing so, it is committed to an intact environment, a future worth living in and making an exceptional home possible for future generations.

risk’n’fun FREERIDE

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For more than 20 years, risk’n’fun FREERIDE has been offering four training levels that build on each other in order to accompany freeriders on their way from powder runs in terrain close to the slopes to high alpine ventures. “Perceive – assess – decide” is the guiding principle in order to provide snowboarders and skiers with the necessary skills and technical know-how to make good decisions in the terrain. The aim is to expand the radius of action of each individual with a well-founded education, and at the same time to develop a feeling for good handling of oneself, the crew with which one is on the move, and also the mountain world in which one is moving.

Passion and motivation for being outdoors have been the common denominator for all those who take part in risk’n’fun FREERIDE and BIKE for many years. Check for all further information and the training dates for the coming season.

Photo credit: Heli Düringer