LAAX OPEN 2018 (SUI) - Snowboarding - News

Snowboarding: last chance to qualify for Olympia 2018


January 15 to 20, 2018, Laax (SUI)

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The world of snowboarding is unthinkable without this exciting event: the LAAX OPEN 2018 provide one week of snowboarding at its’ best. In addition to the high-class international women’s and men’s slopestyle and halfpipe competitions, sanctioned by FIS and WSF, cultural highlights and concerts deliver exciting entertainment for athletes and for winter sport lovers. From January 15 to 20, 2018, the international snowboarding elite will have one last opportunity to qualify for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018 or have a last showdown before heading to South Korea.

The LAAX OPEN 2018 belongs to the World Snowboarding Federation and FIS Snowboard World Cup Tour and is endowed with 200.000 CHF of prize money intended for the finalists of the slopestyle and halfpipe competitions. LAAX steadily worked on their snow park and halfpipe at Crap Sogn Gion in order to shape it to perfection. The world’s biggest halfpipe (200 m long, 6.9 m high) and a huge, innovative slopestyle course await the riders. The LAAX OPEN 2018 continues a 30-year old LAAX tradition as a leader in organizing snowboard events - culture and style are just as much as a part of it as the sportive action.