Saas Fee Hosts European and World Cup
Fri 10 November 06
One week Europe next the World
Saas Fee Hosts European and World Cup © wsg
Once again this year, from 22nd to 25th November, the Snowboard World Cup will be in Saas-Fee. Snowboarders will compete against each other in two halfpipe events. It’s the first competition in the World Cup season for the halfpipe. Over 100 boarders from 21 nations will compete.The qualifying rounds for the first halfpipe competition will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. The first final follows on Thursday afternoon.
The qualifying rounds for the second halfpipe competition will then take place on Friday and Saturday.
The previous week, 15th to 17th November, will see the FIS European Cup held in the glacier village! About 100 snowboarders from 18 nations will show their skills in the halfpipe.ASaas Fee has a kick arse half pipe, it’s 110-130 metres long, with steep walls about 5.5 metres high, the transition is great and both events will see some top riders styling it.
Tue 14 November 06, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
A massive winter storm that has blanketed Whistler resort since Thursday night in 75 centimeters or 30 inches of snow, has precipitated the announcement that the resort will open earlier than expected
Wed 15 November 06, Steamboat, USA
foot and half of Champagne Powder, $7 million spent on improvements and still a week away until it opens
Wed 15 November 06, Aspen Snowmass, USA
After another winter storm dropped up to 16 inches of snow on Aspen/Snowmass, opening day on Aspen Mountain has been bumped up five days to this Saturday, Nov. 18
Wed 15 November 06, Mountain High, USA
$2 million spent on base improvements and some great new toys and features planned in the park
Tue 21 November 06, Laax, Switzerland
Big rider and big band hit the Open
“Sass-Fee is a great summer snowboard destination, but because of it's extremely high altitude it can be sketchy in winter. Local services are great with a really good vibe in the town.”
20-27 January 07
Its back at Laax, Switzerland again and drawing more than 500 riders to compete in halfpipe and slopestyle disciplines