Looking for your next freeski hit? Can’t wait until next winter? The Saas Fee Ride 12 is laying on a freesports festival packed with on-slope action form some of Europe top New School freestyle skiers from various international teams. Athletes will gather in Saas Fee on the 27th July 2012 to compete in a world class Big Air competition and an expression session Rail Jam.
This 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 introduces a Rail Jam into the competition as an expression session for the riders to let loose without being judged. 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.
The media will be there in force too. A film of the event is being made in high definition and distributed world-wide over the internet. The Saas Fee Ride 12 will act as a European showcase for summer Freeskiing. The core values of freeskiing remain community, respect and adventure. Add to that a massive layering of fun and you have the Saas Fee Ride 12. Be there.