LAAX is prepared for the most important European snowboard event: LAAX OPEN from January 16-21, 2017
The LAAX Open 2017 takes place from January 16 to 21, 2016. It’s a happening for everyone, a snowboard event with the best of the best, a contest with snowboard icons, heroes and newcomers. Above all though, it’s a logical consequence of the LAAX roots. World class riders like the Olympic Champions Iouri Podladtchikov and Jamie Anderson, 2016 LAAX OPEN winners Mark McMorris and Ayumu Hirano guarantee a top-class sports event. The freestyle lifestyle experience culminates with music events, art and gourmet treats.
Big finals on January 20 and 21, 2017
For one week the anyway freestyle driven resort of LAAX will be gathered additionally by 200 pro riders starting in the disciplines slopestyle and halfpipe up on Crap Sogn Gion mountain. Performing in the qualifier rounds, battling in the semi-finals to reach finally a spot in the finals – being so close to win the title, gain glory and earn world snowboarding points.
Drop-in, take-off, rotations, airtime – looks so easy and spectacular in the same moment. Technics, style, creativity. That’s when the LAAX OPEN experiences its sportive highlight. The finals for women and men will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 in slopestyle and on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in halfpipe.