He Left the Freeride World Tour, but This Black Diamond Athlete Is Still Skiing

Black Diamond athlete Jérémy Prevost shares his story — and new ski philosophy — after leaving the freeride podium behind 10 years ago.

At age 21, Jérémy Prevost competed in the Freeride World Tour. He won second place at the Verbier Xtreme stop, then podiumed third overall that season. In his second season, he didn’t see the podium at all. So he pulled out of the FWT.

“For a long time, leaving the tour was hard for me to digest, and my passion for skiing was gone,” Prevost said in an interview with the U.K.-based Fall Line ski mag.

Now 32, Prevost says he may never wear a bib again. But that’s OK. What exactly is this retired-comp freeskier up to? As Prevost says, “My taste for skiing is still there.” Watch the full film to find out.

Runtime: 11 minutes

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Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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