Summer days in Switzerland


Summer in Switzerland.

Situated in the heart of Europe, Switzerland is not only a winter sports destination. Summer in Switzerland is awesome. Try and imagine sunny, warm days with lush green mountains and snow capped peaks and you're there.

Switzerland has an abundance of mountains, lakes, rivers and forests. All of which are there to be explored and enjoyed during the summer months. If you are still looking for your snowboarding fix then you can come ride with our summer camp program in Saas Fee or Zermatt / Cervinia. These resorts are home to high alpine glaciers which offer riding all year round. As much as these riding areas are a little smaller they still offer a decent amount of terrain and are home to awesome snowparks. Check out our summer riding program here SUMMER RIDING

Most towns and villages have outdoor swimming pools for everyone to enjoy. Lakes are suitable for swimming but be careful of cold water in the early part of the summer.

Switzerland has an awesome skateboarding scene and parks are to found all over the country. Alaia Bay is opening in Spring 2021. This new out door wave poll will be bringing surfing to the heart of the Swiss Alps. The wave garden can be found on the motorway outside Sion in the Valais region. This is only a 30minute drive from Verbier. Waves will vary in size and there will be something for all levels of surfer.

You can check out more details on the waves in the Valais here SURF


Glacier season in Europe

Glacier Season In Europe

Glacier Season in Europe

Europe has a wealth of ridable glaciers. They usually fire up through out the Autumn and they all have something to offer. Below is a break down of some of the glaciers in Switzerland, Italy, Austria and France and what each mountain has to offer.


  • Saas Fee is our Autumn home where we run our world class instructor training program. Saas Fee also plays host to the stomping grounds park. This pulls in a few of the biggest names in snowboarding as they get their winter started. The snowpark has monster kickers for the Pro level of rider and easier features for everyone to use.
  • Zermatt is open through out the summer and they have a rad park set up. The park stays open until mid October. Then this is moved further down the glacier on the Swiss side.
  • Glacier 3000 opened for business on the 29th September after receiving 80cm of snow. The park is due to open on the 6th November. Dates may change as conditions change. Keep up to date with Glacier 3000 here GLACIER3000
  • Engelberg in the centre of Switzerland has the Titlis glacier. Not a huge amount of terrain but big enough for a fun session. Engelberg is not too far from Zurich with a transfer time of 1 hour 20 minutes.


  • Hintertux in the zillertal valley is one of the only glaciers that stays open all year round. However the park shuts during the hot summer months. The park opens for business at the beginning of September and they have a Pro kicker ready to go. They also have a lovely medium kicker line with a 3 in a row set up.
  • Kaunertal in the Western Tirol opens in mid October. The mountain is dedicated to building one of the best parks around. Usually lots of jib features for all levels of rider.
  • Stubai plays host to the Stubai Zoo, with infamous kickers and enough terrain to keep all styles of rider stoked. They manage the mountain here by covering the glacier over the summer to preserve the snow. One of the more extensive riding areas during the Autumn. They will open on the 17/10/2020.
  • Kitzsteinhorn is close to the resorts of Kaprun and Zell am See. Instead of opening in the hot summer they have a long opening period from October through until June each year.


  • Cervinia is home to our summer program with a shared park with Zermatt. The mountain shuts for a short period late summer/early Autumn before reopening at the end of October for a long winter season. Once the snow starts the mountain will open all the way down to the village. Check out our summer camp here CAMPS
  • Stelvio in Italy is beginning to emerge as another hot spot for Autumn riding. Here the Prinoth X camp takes place pulling in a selection of the worlds finest riders



  • Tignes has the grande motte glacier which offers rad terrain. The lifts will usually start towards the end of October. If the snow comes early you can ride all the way down to Val Claret village. The glacier is accessed by a super fast under ground railway.
  • Les Deux Alpes in the southern French Alps has an awesome park both in the summer and late Autumn time. The glacier does shut from late summer into Autumn but will usually gets going towards the end of October.

If you are after coaching during the Summer and Autumn then please get in touch.

It is always worth checking the weather conditions before planning a trip, the weather during the autumn and summer can change fast and mountains can shut.


Summer camp vibes


Summer Camps in Cervinia

The Cervinia glacier was on point over the summer. There were a huge number of features for every level of rider. Blue ,red and black features of rails, boxes and kickers. The park crew were creative with skate bowls built out of snow. The run finished with a quarter pipe at the bottom of the snowpark. After talking with the park designers, they are going to go bigger and better for next summer 2017 in time for our summer camps in Cervinia.

You can check out conditions in Cervinia here WEATHER

There are a few changes to look forward to for the winter season in Verbier. The snowboard school desk being situated in Surefoot which sites above the Big Ben pub and opposite No.1 Ski/Snowboard shop at Medran. This new venue is perfect for on the spot bookings as our meeting point is next to the shop.

Finally Televerbier are replacing the slow four man chair lift in Le chable with a fast 6 seater which will transform this area of the mountain. La chaux used to suffer from a serious bottle neck and afternoon congestion. This new lift will mean quicker learning laps for everyone and faster park laps for freestylers.

Our new website is live and with this brings new products and projects for the coming year. Check out our products here CAMPS

Glacier Season


Snowboard Summer Camps Cervinia

Learn and progress this summer. Join our Vivid Snowboard summer camps Cervinia, Italy. The camps are park/freestyle orientated and are open to anyone of intermediate standard and above.

The Zermatt/Cervinia glacier is the largest summer riding area in Europe. The mountain plays host to the gravity Snow park with a huge variety of kickers, rails, boxes and features. The park is littered with different features.

Many of the top freestyle riders in Europe call Zermatt and Cervinia home during the summer months. It truly is an amazing park to gain more skills.

Cervinia park shapers are some of the best in the industry. and they are usually creative and playful with their design. Check out the daily conditions WEATHER

Each week is priced at £600 and includes:

  • Five full days coaching
  • Lift pass
  • Half board accommodation
  • Afternoon workshops.

Mornings will be spent shredding and progressing on the mountain. While afternoons can be spent chilling and relaxing in the village or getting involved in one of the many activities on offer.


For more details get in touch with us here at Vivid Snowboarding 0041 792838735

or email us at

Check out all our camp option CAMPS

summer in the Alps

SUMMER 2015 with Vivid

Saas Fee in the summer is a freestyle heaven

Summer 2015 with Vivid

Its August time in Verbier and here at Vivid Snowboarding we are beginning to prepare for the winter ahead. Its been an absolute scorcher across Europe with baking temperatures throughout June, July and August.

Summer 2015 with Vivid snowboarding has enjoyed some summer riding in Tignes, Saas Fee and we have a road trip planned for Cervinia this coming week. Our summer tour of the glaciers is in preparation for our summer camp in 2016. All these glaciers are playgrounds for freestyle riding. Quick laps can have you progressing and ticking off plenty of new tricks in just a few hours.

All the riding happens in the morning. Check out some of our summer riding VIVID

New Team members

Keep an eye out for our new team member who will be revealed in the next few weeks. Rich has left a slight void but looking forward to replacing him with some new up and coming talent.

Check out the team TEAM

Vivid Snowboarding will be growing its summer program. Keep a look out for more summer and autumn riding options. The more you are on your snowboard through out the year the more relaxed you will feel.