LAAX open is the final FIS Snowboard World Cup stop before the riders fly out to compete at the Winter Olympics in China. We’ve got the creme de la creme of the snowboard comp scene competing for a total of CHF 140,000 prize money in slopestyle and superpipe.
“LAAX open is the final FIS Snowboard World Cup stop before the riders fly out to compete at the Winter Olympics in China”
Follow the riders bring their A-game, with the first semi-finals kicking off on Thursday the 13th.
Find the official press release below.
LAAX, Graubünden, SUI – 11.01.2022 – The LAAX OPEN 2022 is ready to rumble. The best freestyle snowboarders from all over the world are taking the reins for the last FIS Snowboard World Cup before the Winter Olympics. From 11-15 January, snowboarders will be taking centre stage at Europe’s most renowned snowboard contest. Men and women will compete for a total of CHF 140,000 prize money in slopestyle and superpipe.
The day of the finale highlight on Saturday, 15 January 2022, brings with it two major decisions; The slopestyle at noon and the halfpipe in the evening under floodlights, where the night finals at Crap Sogn Gion, crowning point of the week at 2,252 metres above sea level, will beg the question: Who will prevail and win the prestigious titles? Will the Olympic champions Anna Gasser (AUT) and Chloe Kim (USA) be in the finals? Or the young guns surrounding Leon Vockensperger (GER)? What about the LAAX OPEN defending champions Yuto Totsuka (JPN) and Niklas Mattson (SWE)? Scotty James (AUS), Jan Scherrer (SUI), Ayumu Hirano (JPN), Katie Ormerod (GBR), Jiayu Liu (CHN), Annika Morgan (GER), Queralt Castellet (SPA) or even Andre Höflich (GER), who are all among the frontrunners for the World Cup decisions in LAAX?
Covid-19 is accompanying the event this year too, and so for everyone’s protection there is a safety concept that involves the athletes as well as all event participants, employees and guests.
Follow the LAAX OPEN on LAAX social media channels. The finals will be broadcast on Red Bull TV, www.laax.com/open and on television.
For more information and programme details: www.laax.com/open