14/07/2010 | by Tom Copsey
In today’s Summer Shred Guide, we check out what the Swiss resort of Saas Fee has to offer shralpers this summer. There’s two things you should know about Saas Fee: there’s a lot of Kalbermattens in town, and carjacking the electric police wagons is a BAD idea. That being said, it’s a damn fine spot to shred and watching the bits of the glacier break off with an Ollie Reed-sized hangover is something to tell the grandkids. Here it is…
Set to open on 3 July, the park in Saas Fee is planned to be constantly adaptable to make the best use of the glacier’s terrain and the changing weather and snow conditions. Hangin’ tough in southwestern Switzerland it’s a couple of hours transfer from Geneva or Milan and getting from the town (no cars allowed in town) to the park is quick and easy on the gondola. For an adult day pass at 66 CHF, there’s always a wide selection of kickers, jibs and rails plus a pipe that can either be epic or a bit kinked depending on the sun, all set to a killer glacial backdrop. The skate park in town’s odd but fun too. Check out the video above of the Nike 6.0 crew there a couple of summers back for an idea of what’s on offer.