The world's best Freestyle Snowboard Action will take place in Saas-Fee, from 19-22 April, 2007. Saas-Fee has the honour of presenting one of the last stops of the unique Ticket to Ride Snowboard World Tour 06/07. Frederik Kalbermatten and Marco Schwab will be hosting a kick-ass party program to ensure the Snickers Classic & Popcorn Wallride is going to be the perfect end of the season in the Swiss Alps.
Ride with your Idol
A TTR 3-Star slopestyle competition is taking place for the first time in Saas-Fee. It’s an exclusive opportunity for talented snowboarders to compete against their idols and battle it out against 15 invited snowboard pros for the $10,000 prize money! The TTR 3-Star event is open to everyone and offers everybody access to the qualification and the chance to become the newcomer in the snowboard community.
From Riders – For Riders
With Frederik Karbermatten, Burton Global Team Rider and Marco Schwab, Pro Rider and Star TV “Freestyle" Moderator, these two experts of the Snowboarding Scene should ensure that the contest is going to be an absolute highlight. They know what it needs to organize a contest and to fulfill the rider’s expectations. Together they made a list of well known international riders and friends and invited them for the event. Saas-Fee is incredibly happy to welcome riders like Marko Grilc SLO, Jonas Emery SUI, Tonton Holland SUI, Kazuhiro Kokubo JPN, TJ Schneider CND, Chris Kröll AUT, Friedl Kolar AUT, Steve Gruber AUT, Andy Monsberger AUT, Sani Alibabic AUT, Hannes Metzler AUT, Alessandro Boyens GER, Iker Fernandes ESP, Morgan Le Faucheur FRA and Gian Simmen SUI. In addition, this Saas-Fee event offers one of the last chances for all riders - newcomers or professionals - to upgrade their TTR tour results.
Slopestyle jam sessions (70-100 Riders), Semi Final (40 Riders) and Super Final (12 Riders). The contest terrain in the 'Längfluh' area below the Popcorn Plaza is just perfect for a slopestyle and the planned kicker line of Frederik Kalbermatten.
- 3 Giant Kickers
- 1 Surprise
The Wallride forms the final event on Sunday. Riders will compete on an 8-metre high wall - one of the largest you'll find at a competition. The results of the Wallride are not part of the TTR ranking, however the overall winner of the Snickers Classic & Popcorn Wallride wins the title King of Popcorn, which includes a surprising reward!
The perfect season end
Saas-Fee offers the best conditions to become the destination for all snowboarders from Switzerland and the entire Europe, because you’ll find the best snow conditions of the Alps in April due to it’s height.
For a perfect season end, a kick-ass party program is obligatory. Scott Sullivan is coming just for the event from the States to heat up the party locations together with the A.F. Band from the Valais / CH. Several good DJs will create the right atmosphere in the most popular bars of the Alps, namely the Popcorn Bar and the Living Room Bar.
Contest Program 18th to 22nd April 2007
- Wednesday: Arrival Day
- Thursday: Slope Style Qualification
- Friday: Slope Style Semi Final
- Saturday: Slope Style Super Final
- Sunday: Wall Ride Competition
Kick Ass Program 19th to 22nd April 2007
- Thursday: Scott Sullivan live Gig in Popcorn Bar
- Friday: Scacciapensieri live Gig in Living Room Bar / DJ Night in Popcorn
- Saturday: A.F. Band Live Gig in Popcorn Bar / DJ Night in Popcorn & Living Room
- Sunday: Scott Sullivan play live music during the Wallride Contest at Popcorn Plaza 2870 meters a.s.l.
Check out www.snickersclassic.ch for more information.
Without any question the TTR World Tour 2006/2007 is going to be the highlight of independent freestyle events. For the last four years this event has been growing in popularity due to the global status of the TTR-label. Now, in the 5th year the TTR is able to show off an impressive competition season of 10 months a year and it is going to be worlds number 1 event along side the Burton European Open, Burton US Open, Air & Style Munich, Arctic Challenge Oslo, Nippon Open, and so on.
More info is available at: www.ttrworldtour.com