Røldal Freeride Challenge
was the seventh running of the Røldal Freeride Challenge - see
the review here.
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above the ski centre at Røldal is normally a quiet and peaceful place,
but for one weekend a year all that changes - with music, a helicopter,
hundreds of skiing or boarding spectators and some of the most skillful
freeriders flying down an incredibly steep mountain side.|
This is not a sport for beginners. Pre-qualifying is open to anyone (the day before the main event), but it takes skill and experience - as well as courage - to plan your route down.
When : Wednesday 14 - Sunday 18th April 2010
Where : Røldal skisenter
Website : http://roldalfreeride.no/
The freeriders are both men and women, and from scandinavia - especially Norway - plus visitors from Austria, Germany, the USA and Australia
Distance from Stavanger: 180 km (plus 1 ferry)
Distance from Haugesund: 135 km
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at Røldal skisenter, take the chairlift to to top, then either walk
up or take the highest T-bar lift and traverse across to the challenge site.
This is not really something for younger children to enjoy - it is not easy getting up, they may not then want to just sit and watch, and you might not want to give them crazy ideas.
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