Laax Open 2016

Snowboarding: Europe`s biggest Halfpipe & Slopestyle event


Laax (SUI), Jan 18th - 24th, 2016

The LAAX OPEN (formerly known as Burton Europen Open) is a snowboard event that will be held for the first time from January 18-24, 2016, setting new standards. The LAAX OPEN guarantees a week of snowboarding at its finest. This includes halfpipe and slopestyle contests for men and women with total prize money of USD 500,000. Concerts and powder sessions round off the LAAX lifestyle experience.

 In the open qualifications (30 women/60 men per discipline), each rider has two runs, with the highest score counting. The best riders go on to the semi-finals, where they’ll meet seeded international top riders. If not all of them show up, the field (20 women/40 men) will be filled with more riders from the qualifiers. There are also two runs in the semi-finals, with the best score counting. Those making it to the top 6 in the women’s and top 12 in the men’s category will go on to the finals for the first ever LAAX OPEN titles.

 The top 10 women and top 20 men in the slopestyle and halfpipe World Snowboarding Points List (as of October 17, 2015) will be seeded into the semi-finals as well as 4/8 wild cards, which are on discretion of the event-organizer LAAX.