Wood Festival and Woodworking

Les Saisies,

Sunday 25 July 2021

Place : Place Berthod
  • Fête du bois aux Saisies
  • Concours de bûcheron aux Saisies
  • Epreuve de Spring board
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  • Epreuve du passe-partout
  • Les Bambins des Bois
  • Sculpteur sur bois
  • Marché artisanal
Fête du bois aux SaisiesConcours de bûcheron aux SaisiesEpreuve de Spring boardmg_4636.jpgEpreuve du passe-partoutLes Bambins des BoisSculpteur sur boisMarché artisanal
Wood and lumberjack festival. A lot of activities and entertainment about wood. Show, wood sculpture, traditional market, Savoyard meal, cider and bread old school made... Lumberjack contest...
The feast of wood and logging, it is a must in Les Saisies! This extraordinary experience makes you feel like you may not be on vacation this week? Come and enjoy the weekend in the resort by contacting our booking center at 04.79.389.389. The short stay opens to you, no minimum duration to live the big spaces to the Saisies!

What are the trials that you can see?

• Horizontal ax: A log of 32 cm diameter is placed horizontally. Thanks to a precise technique of placing chops, the competitor must cut the log as quickly as possible in two parts.

• Vertical ax: In a log of 32 cm in diameter placed vertically: same as for the horizontal ax, the competitor must cut the log as quickly as possible in 2 parts.

• Single pass: In a log of 45 cm diameter, starting from a primer (a few strokes to set the saw), the competitor must saw a perfectly complete puck as quickly as possible. It is a long saw with big tooth that is used.

• Two-Way Pass: Same as solo, but with 2 competitors per saw, a quick, impressive event that requires coordination to lose as little time as possible.

• Chainsaw "hot saw": In a wooden log of a diameter of 40 cm, competitors use chainsaws with motors of 80 horses and weighing more than 30kg, built most of the time by them because is not sold in commerce.
Chainsaw stopped, both hands on the wood, at the "GO", the competitor must cut 3 perfectly smooth pucks in 10 cm, as quickly as possible starting: from above, then from below and finally from above.
Fastest take less than 6 seconds

• Springoboard: At "GO", the competitor must hoist as quickly as possible to the top of the log a log of 2.74 m height installed using planks. To do this, he must create furrows with the ax to place wooden planks in step of staircase (type spiral).
At the top, it must cut the top of the vertical log of softwood with a diameter of 28 cm.
  • Sports :
    • Competitive sport
  • Art and culture :
    • Arts and crafts
    • Sculpture
  • Pastimes and leisure activities :
    • Competition
  • Traditions and folklore :
    • Traditional festival
  • Gastronomy :
    • Regional Products
  • Additional openings :
    • Dates to be confirmed
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Office de Tourisme des Saisies
Phone : +33 4 79 38 90 30

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Latitude : 45.757329
Longitude : 6.53832