LAAX OPEN 2021: 18-23 JAN 2021, FIS Snowboard Worldcup in Slopestyle & Halfpipe
LAAX OPEN, Europe’s long-standing and number one snowboarding event, is
scheduled for 19-23 January 2021. International snowboard pro riders
will take part
in the Slopestyle and Halfpipe disciplines in the World Cup on Crap
Sogn Gion, where they will demonstrate top-class freestyle skills and
vie for points, prize money and prestige.
was confirmed this week during the digital FIS conference. The FIS has
announced that the 2020/2021 tour will go ahead thanks to a compact
concept, with the
freestyle World Cup circuit taking place in the form of a safe bubble
through close cooperation with the local organizers. The FIS Snowboard
World Cup in LAAX takes place as part of the European package at the
beginning of the new year.
LAAX has been leading the way in freestyle for over three decades and has been voted the ‘World’s Best Freestyle Resort’ by the public and jury four years in a row at the World Ski Awards. The multiple-awarded resort continues to step forward as a freestyle trailblazer even in extraordinary times and is taking every step necessary to ensure a safe winter season and World Cup. During the summer, LAAX confirmed to its association partners that it would make no compromises when it comes to sport and would continue to organise the competitions for women and men in both Slopestyle and Halfpipe. There is a huge undertaking involved in getting everything set up perfectly, but this decision is a commitment for the riders and their sport.
OPEN winners in LAAX include Olympic champions Iouri Podladtchikov,
Shaun White, Sebastien Toutant, Chloe Kim, Kelly Clark and
Jamie Anderson, as well as snowboarding legends Stale Sandbech, Mark
McMorris, Danny Davis, Ayumu Hirano, Peetu Piiroinen, Max Parrot and
Silje Norendahl. In the previous LAAX Open in January 2020, X Games
winners Julia Marino, Queralt Castellet, Seb Toutant
and Scotty James were at the top of the podium.
The LAAX OPEN team is happy that it can now push ahead with the preparations for the LAAX OPEN 2021. Special measures for protection against COVID-19 are our number one priority. This includes developing safety concepts with Swiss-Ski, the Inside LAAX app and also visible items such as LAAX neck warmers with integrated certified masks.