On an absolutely stunning day, 12 men and 6 women took to the largest halfpipe in the world, at Europe’s premier snowboard event — the LAAX OPEN. During the riders three runs the battles got crazy, making it difficult to predict who would win, but in the end it was Japan’s Ayumu Hirano, and USA’s Arielle Gold, who went away 2016 LAAX OPEN Halfpipe champs, $75.000 and $45,000 USD richer.
After holding freestyle contests for nearly 30 years, the LAAX OPEN 2016 signals a new era in snowboarding events at Europe’s leading freestyle destination. From January 18 to 24, 2016, Laax is going to crank it up: up on the mountains and down in the valley, the freestyle feeling is taking over. Top-notch snowboarding competitions, powder runs, lifestyle, cultural and culinary delights – with something for everyone, the LAAX OPEN is in a class of its own.