Tanner Hall, 34, continues to push his own limits—and the sport follows. PHOTO: FWT/Dominique Daher
Tanner Hall, 34, continues to push his own limits—and the sport follows. PHOTO: FWT/Dominique Daher

Tanner Hall Joins the Freeride World Tour as Season Wild Card

One of the most influential skiers of all time will get a chance to throw down against the world’s top freeriders during the 2019 FWT

One of the most influential skiers of all time will get a chance to throw down against the world's top freeriders during the 2019 FWT.

Look for POWDER’s exclusive interview with Hall to be published Tuesday, May 29.

Tanner Hall, 34, one of the world's most decorated veterans of freestyle and freeride, will be granted a season wild card to compete alongside the planet's top freeriders on the five-stop international tour in 2019.

Originating from Kalispell, Montana, USA, with a career spanning nearly two decades, Hall is often credited with being one of the original prodigies of the freeski movement; pushing the limit with never-before-seen tricks and progressive lines that earned him admiration and accolades across ski disciplines.

Tanner Hall will bring his signature huge air to the Freeride World Tour in 2019. PHOTO: FWT/Dominque Daher

Tanner came into the spotlight at a young age, with victories in freestyle skiing competitions that paved his way to groundbreaking movie segments and numerous X Games medals in slopestyle and halfpipe.

In 2016, his sponsorship by Black Rock Originals, a weed accessory brand, was doted as the "first official relationship between cannabis and active professional athletes."

He returned to the Powder Awards stage in 2017 to accept the award for Best Air for the film Triumph. “I never thought I’d be back here after that day in March 2005, but God has a funny way of working,” Hall said in an impassioned acceptance speech while holding his trophy. “If you’re following someone’s footsteps, those aren’t your footsteps. Don’t be afraid to be yourself.”

Hall's expertise more recently has evolved to the backcountry, where he is known for combining his ultra-smooth riding style with technical lines and stylish airs. With such vast list of accomplishments and a wide quiver of freestyle expertise, Hall will undoubtedly be one of the top names to watch on this seasons' tour.