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, Mark McMorris, and 25-year-old, Jamie Anderson, who walked away 2016 LAAX OPEN Slopestyle Champions.
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.