Welcome to Chamonix Mont-Blanc. Stop number one of the Swatch Freeride World Tour 2017. This is a mecca of international free-riding. The riders on tour are all coming into town. And we are ready to get things underway. The winter begins now. Look who we found here in Chamonix. It’s Taisuke Kusunoki. This is your first year on the Freeride World Tour. Welcome. How do you feel? Super happy! And this is also your first time to Chamonix. What do you think? Very European! Haha! Bonjour madame! Bonjour. Deux cafés. Deux croissants. Merci. Merci. Merci beaucoup. You’ve obviously been to Chamonix quite a few times. You’re back here after a year off tour. How does it feel to be back at the foot of the Mont Blanc? I’m pretty excited to be back. Chamonix means a lot of good things to me. The last two times I was here I won the event. So that means a lot. And it’s such a beautiful place to be. It’s a great environment. The people are amazing. The stoke is always really high. And the mountains are just absolutely beautiful. So anytime I’m here it’s just a great experience. And Chamonix Mont Blanc is also known for it’s après-ski. Cheers boys! Cheers!