22 January 2016
After a heated battle, the twelve slopestyle finalists for LAAX OPEN 2016 have been figured out. Swedish top-rider Sven Thorgren showed the best performance of the day with a score of 89.05. He is followed beneath others by Canadian superstar Mark McMorris, winner of Olympic bronze medal in 2014, who was second best with 88.90 points. Stale Sandbech, winner from previous year Burton European Championships, surprisingly didn’t made it into the finals after falling on both of his runs.
Laax Open 2016 – Slopestyle Semifinals
25 January 2016
After another weather delay this morning due to bad visibility and strong winds, the skies cleared to a beautiful final day of competition at the 2016 LAAX OPEN. With 12 men and 6 women taking to the progressive and pristine slopestyle course, we saw one of the most entertaining finals, with the riders knowing there was $75,000 USD for the men, and $45,000 USD for the ladies on the line for first place. The pros had three runs to give it their best shot, but it was ultimately 22- year-old, Ma...
Laax Open 2016 – Slopestyle Finals
21 January 2016
40 men and 20 women, with top riders from around the world, took their best to advance into the finals, which will take place on Friday. With a score of 90.50, Japan’s 17-year old superstar Ayumu Hirano was the only one with a score over 90 at world’s biggest halfpipe. Olympic gold medalist Torah Bright from Australia landed in top position at women’s competition after heated battles.
After holding freestyle contests for nearly 30 years, the LAAX OPEN 2016 signals a new era in snowboarding...