Winter 2019 photo session
How to be creative in Saas Fee
The winter 2019 catalogue shoot went down in Saas Fee at the beginning of last season. Check out the footage from the session right here…
photos by PETER RAUCH
I. Where to go for a photo shoot
Each year we face the same dilemma: The winter 2019 catalogue needs to be shot and we need footage with our team riders wearing the latest gear. Sounds easy, but the reality is that getting good snow this early in the season is hard. So the question is, where should we shoot?
It didn’t stop snowing
The pin fell on Saas Fee, where we were guaranteed something to slide on on the glacier and some serious trick features in the park. The week before we arrived it was puking, which was all good. The bad thing was that it didn’t stop and with the snow came the wind. With D-Day fast approaching the road up to Saas Fee remained closed and some serious sacrifices to Ulr the god of snow had to be made.
Finally, the roads opened which was a small relief but the glacier and park remained closed with the snow metres deep and seriously wind-effected.
II. It started to rain
The next morning, the snow turned to rain and our location shoot in town looked in doubt. But, as seasoned veterans, we’re used to dealing with the ups and downs of mountain weather and we just got on with the lifestyle shoot in the village.
III. Kicker session in light and dark
Finally, the clouds parted and out came the sun. Gian Simmen fired up the crew to dig a kicker at the gondola and we were guaranteed a fun booter session for the afternoon.
It may not be Stomping Grounds standard but it was a kicker session nonetheless!
Then we shot some brass-monkey moments in The Larix‘ Lobby.
Gian and Dave were even up for a short night session before we went for dinner.
IV. Last action before heading home
The next day we ticked off the portraits and some protection pics and the winter 2019 shoot was wrapped.
Despite terrible conditions we managed to get the shoot done. But to be honest, it was only possible because the team pulled together and stayed motivated! Thanks guys and girls!
With the 2020/2021 shoot now just around the corner and the products stacking up in the office it’s time to find a new location: Any suggestions?
Check out our new winter 2019 snow helmets and protection for skiing and snowboarding and get ready for a killer season on the snow.
And remember, pray for snow!
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