The “Swatch Skiers Cup” is a kind of “Riders Cup” for free skiers. Following his impressive run of results, the FAZ newspaper wrote of one young competitor: “He is one of those young skiers who are in the process of really impacting the international free ride scene and giving it a new direction.“ The exceptional athlete is none other than Fabio Studer and comes from Vorarlberg in Austria. The FAZ continued “What he delivers in a run is the absolute climax of free riding competition at the ultimate level.”
In the 2012/13 season, Fabio Studer competed for the first time in the Freeride World Tour (FWT) and as a former slopestyler brought fresh wind into the FWT by also showing his tricks from the course off-piste too. In his very first year on the FWT circuit he came fifth in the overall rankings.
Hardly surprisingly, “Skiing Mag” then headlined him as: “ARGUABLY THE ULTIMATE FREESKIER OF 2013”
In addition to FWT and Studer’s participation in various international events (Slopestyle and Big Air) he has also played a role in various international film productions and produces his own films.
© Photo: Pally Learmond
2008: 3rd at Monsterpark Invitational
2008: 5th at London Freeze.
2009: 1st at Fiat Big Air in Zakopane; Poland
2009: 3rd Red Bull Playstreets
2011: 1st People’s Choice Award Red Bull Cold Rush
2011: 3rd Red Bull Cold Rush Slopestyle Day
2012:/13: 2nd at FWT Chamonix, Switzerland
2012/13: 5th in the FWT overall table.
2012/13: 1st with Team Europe in the Swatch Skiers Cup
2013: 3rd at Nine Knights
Activities and competitions 2015/16
*November-early Dec.: Stubai Park Training.
*December – January: filming for the POW Project (film)
Jan. 23–27, 2016: Swatch Freeride World Tour 2016 Vallnornd-Arcalis, Andorra
Jan. 30 – Feb. 4, 2016: SWATCH SKIERS CUP 2016, Andorra
Feb. 6–12, 2016: Swatch Freeride World Tour 2016 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
March 6–11, 2016: Swatch Freeride World Tour 2016 Fieberbrunn, Austria
March 17–25, 2016: Swatch Freeride World Tour 2016 Haines, Alaska, USA
April 2–10, 2016: Swatch Xtreme Verbier, France
As yet no date: 9Knights