Dynastar News


Riders in this news :  Jean Frédéric  CHAPUIS

Despite a summer training phase disrupted by physical problems (knee pain), Jean-Frédéric Chapuis has not missed the appointment for the World Championships. In Kreischberg , the French became ski cross vice world champion.

World champion in 2013, Olympic champion in 2014, Jean-Frédéric Chapuis has added silver from 2015 World Championships to his great achievements. The French finished second of the big final in Kreischberg behind the Slovenian Filip Flisar and before the Swedish Victor Oehling Nordberg , long time leader of the final. But as a perfectionist , the skier from Val Thorens did not hide a hint of frustration: « I was going for the win, for the gold, but I’m second… I attacked and it smiled to Filip Flisar who was third”, said Jean-Frédéric Chapuis to Ski Chrono magazine. “I’m happy with my race considering all the physical troubles I had during this summer. I’m gonna do better next time…”


Riders in this news :  Reine BARKERED

For the oppening of the competition, first stage of The Freeride World Tour was held  in Chamonix-Mont Blanc. The Swedish rider Reine Barkered, Freerid World Champion in 2013, took the second place of the event.

On Saturday 24th, all the conditions were here in Chamonix for the first stage of the Freeride World Tour. Good visibility for the judges and the riders, good snow, let the show begin!

This year, the organization chose the “Face des Chamois” on the Brevent side of the resort. It’s on this face that Reine Barkered performed a solid and strong line. The power and the rapidity of the run allowed him to conquer the second step of the podium with 89,25 points right behind the French rider Loic Collomb Patton (92,75 points). A good start for the Swedish rider who will be determined to reiterate his performance during the next step in Austria which will going on from 30th January.

A few words about the other rider of the Dynastar Freeski Team:
Wille Lindberg finished 14th
The rookie, Jordan Bricheux for his first time on a FWT event finished 18th
Aurélien Ducroz unfortunately has fallen in the end of his run on backflip attempt.


FWT15 - Run of Reine Barkered - SWE in Chamonix... par FreerideWorldTourTV


Riders in this news :  Dominique GISIN

Victim of a terrible crash in the super -G in Cortina d'Ampezzo, on Monday, downhill Olympic champion Dominique Gisin could miss World Championships in Beaver Creek (from 2 to 15 February).

Feeling pain in the right knee after her violent crash in Cortina, Dominique Gisin was examined in Zurich on Monday night. The Swiss suffers “a fractured tibia head without moving” in her right knee. "Such an injury usually requests a recovery time of 6 to 8 weeks," communicated Swiss Ski, the Swiss Federation.

On Tuesday, Dominique Gisin has again passed exams with her medical adviser Lukas Weisskopf, who confirmed the first diagnosis. An operation is fortunately not necessary. Olympic champion downhill does not completely abandon the World Championships. "I'll see day to day. The most important for me right now is to recover as soon as possible, "she said.

Dominique Gisin Dynastar wishes a speedy recovery.



Riders in this news :  Elena FANCHINI

After years troubled by injuries, Elena Fanchini finally celebrated in Cortina d'Ampezzo her second victory in a World Cup race. The Italian racer won ahead of Larisa Yurkiw and Viktoria Rebensburg.

Bad weather conditions forced organizations to shorten the downhill in Cortina d’Ampezzo this morning (no Toffana jump). On a race of only a little more than one minute, the only chance to win is to set a perfect run, without mistake because there is no time to recover from it.  Elena Fanchini had this strong in mind. For once, she set aside the fear of the poor visibility and angrily attacked the first turns, showing smoothness and accuracy in the central part, the decisive momentum to face the Rumerlo , the final part of the track . A masterpiece!

“Yesterday  evening, I watch a video of one of Isolde Kostner victory here in Cortina. I wanted to see her secret to win her. And this brought me luck”, said Elena Fanchini. Sister of Nadia and Sabrina triumphed in front of home crowed and nearly ten years after her success in Lake Louise downhill (December 2005) she celebrated the second victory of a career plagued by injuries. “This victory is very important for me and my entire family. Today, Sabrina, Nadia and me we climbed together on the podium because after so much bad luck it’s so beautiful to achieve this. This is also a victory for my mother and my father, cause the suffered so much for us. But we’ve always believed in us and kept working hard, cause skiing is our passion”, smiled the 29-year-old.


Riders in this news :  Aurélien DUCROZ

CHAM'LINES #1 - The Southern Corridor of the Aiguille du Chardonnet 

It's back! Every 15 days starting today, on CHAM'LINES, Aurélien will take you down the new legendary trails of Chamonix with a camera attached.

In this first episode, Seb Michaud (a true legend of freeriding) and Stéphane Dan (mountain guide and Chamonix freeriding pioneer) will join us as we set off to blaze a new trail, and most importantly, find the best snow around! "White gold" has been rare in Europe this early winter, so the challenge is real...

We opted for the Argentière basin, where we knew we'd find something to speed our descent. After more than an hour of observation from the peaks of the Grands Montets, one lovely trail drew our attention. The decision was made: we'd hit the southern corridor of the Aiguille du Chardonnet, a first for all three of us!

To reach it from the peaks, we travelled down to the Argentière glacier and crossed it. It took us more than an hour to leave the moraine and 45 minutes to hike to reach the base of the corridor. No time to relax! We still had to climb the corridor before we could ski it. We took advantage of a gully that was naturally cut into the center of the corridor to go three-quarters of the way up the Aiguille, our starting point.

After three hours of trying, we made it: A lovely, firm corridor 400m long all to ourselves (and also Douds Charlet - 2011 Freeride World Tour winner for snowboarding and mountain guide - whom we happened to meet on the trail).  It was a thrill to ski down the first hundred meters of pure powder, before continuing uphill (there was snow on either side of the gully) and finishing in soft, supple snow that allowed us to pick up speed and took us through a series of turns. Our challenge was successfully met, because in addition to spending a great day with friends, we also found a wondrous corridor and good snow!

To sum it all up: A lovely, firm corridor clearly visible from the peak of the Grands Montets, relatively accessible but not necessarily easy to ski because of the central gully forcing us to ski uphill.


Start altitude: 3570 meters

Finish altitude: 2550 meters

Descent of corridor: 400 meters

Total descent: 1020 meters

Orientation: South

Next episode of Cham’Lines: Tuesday, January 27

In the meantime, on Saturday, January 24, Aurélien will be at the opening of the Freeride World Tour in Chamonix and on Montagne TV with the next few airings of the two episodes of CHAMONIX EXPERIENCE:

Wednesday 01/14 at 12pm

Friday 01/16 at 3:40pm

Sunday 01/18 at 9:45pm

Tuesday 01/20 at 3:40pm

Thursday 01/22 at 10:15am

Saturday 01/24 at 7:20pm