Thursday, July 14, 2011

Saas Fee Ride 2011

Next Saturday July 23rdth will see a new edition of the Saas-Fee Ride. The competition will be held in the stunning glacial terrain park of Saas-Fee, the famous car-free glacier village at the foot of the Mischabel chain. The event took place for the first time in 2003 when Warren Smith, the event Director, established it to breach the gap between the winter seasons.
The Saas-Fee Ride 2011 is laying on a freesports festival packed with on-slope action from some of Europe top New School freestyle skiers from various international teams. Athletes will gather in Saas-Fee on the 23rd July 2011 to compete in a world class Big Air competition and a Rail Jam expression session.
The Saas-Fee Ride is going to be a unique summer freeski event with the Saas-Fee terrain park at 3300 meters providing the venue. You can enjoy latest international new school freeski tricks & action on the ‘Fee Glacier’ above the beautiful and ancient Saas-Fee, where you may want to lay back and relax in the calm of the noise free mountain village, surrounded by a unique scenery of 13 summits of 4000 meters.
Big Air might well be considered the most spectacular discipline in new school freestyle. Competitors jump off an enormous kicker (jump) and demonstrate their wildest tricks in the air: horizontal and vertical twists are not a rare sight. The best competitors achieve jumps of up to 25 metres.
This year edition also introduces a Rail Jam into the competition. Rails is one of the fastest growing aspects of skiing today and the Saas-Fee snowpark will be hosting one of the highest levels of performance.
The Saas Fee Ride is going to be a unique summer freeski event with the Saas Fee terrain park at 3300 meters providing the venue. The Saas-Fee park is renowned for its perfectly shaped kickers, world cup half pipe and innovative rails. The park team will work throughout the months of May and June to ensure a world class standard for the summer event.
A 3 minutes News Feed through Ride Freesport will be aired on Monday 25th of July through the website of the eventand will include the most spectacular action of the day & the winners interviews.Downloads of the full Internet TV broadcast resolution (720x576) news feed will be available through Vimeo and Youtube. Check out the Saas-Fee website for links to view the web media.

Saas Fee Ride - 24 minute TV program from Ride Freesport on Vimeo.

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