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It’s time for some good and fresh news from LAAX: from 14 to 19 January 2019, the LAAX OPEN is happening. This event attracts snowboarders from all over the world to Graubünden, the Canton of Grisons, and to the showdown on the Crap Sogn Gion.
Olympic gold medal winners, world champions and newcomers will all start in the freestyle disciplines slopestyle and halfpipe. The crucial and determining finals for not only the prestigious title, but also 250,000 CHF in prize money are scheduled for Friday, January 18, 2019 and Saturday, January 19, 2019.
The event host LAAX provides a more than suitable program for the World Cup event and lives up to its reputation of being the place to be for the freestyle culture and lifestyle – be it on the mountain, in the snow park LAAX and GALAAXY, or in the valley in rocksresort and Riders Club.
LAAX has been at the forefront of the snowboarding movement for more than 30 years and promotes sports with versatile infrastructure and high-caliber events. In 2016 and 2017, LAAX was honored by a public and jury vo ting as "World's Best Freestyle Resort" for the winter at the World Ski Awards. But don’t forget, freestyle is the main theme throughout the year in LAAX: currently on skateboards or bikes in the Urban Surf Wave. What an awesome feeling! For current news and getting warmed up for the LAAX OPEN 2019, you can find the first edit here.
LAAX OPEN 2018 teaser
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