LAAX Open is back and kicking off 2023 with a bang! From January 18 to 22, the LAAX OPEN will take place where the FIS World Cup will be making its first guest appearance in the renowned destination with two sport disciplines in a double whammy, freeskiing and snowboarding.
“Riders from all over the world are expected at the contest”
Check out the entire schedule for LAAX Open 2023 here and scroll down for the full press release.
The freestyle year 2023 starts with a classic: from January 18 to 22, the LAAX OPEN will take place where the FIS World Cup will be making its first guest appearance in the renowned destination with two sport disciplines in a double whammy, freeskiing and snowboarding in slopestyle with the ultimate highlight forever being the snowboarder night finals in the superpipe at Crap Sogn Gion.
Riders from all over the world are expected at the contest. Among them are many top-class riders: Olympic champions from the USA such as Alexander Hall, Austria’s Anna Gasser, Birk Ruud from the far north of Norway, the most persistent competitor of local hero and world champion Andri Ragettli, as well as Australia’s LAAX OPEN winners Scotty James and Tess Coady – all are registered for the World Cup. Swiss-Ski freestyle aces Mathilde Gremaud und Fabian Bösch are also looking forward to uniting ski and board at LAAX OPEN 2023.
After the qualifying rounds, which will be attended by 300 riders from all over the world, the weekend of January 21-22 will mutate into an absolute freestyle summit. Surrounded by the imposing mountain scenery, the sporting program will take place around the so-called Galaaxy at Crap Sogn Gion mountain. The best of the best contest riders will wow spectators, fans and teammates in three finals: Oh, the places you’ll go with them and their high-air-jinx! Pure adrenaline. World class. Makes you want to jib in one of the LAAX snowparks yourself. Additionally there is an event village, DJ sound and live acts at the rocksresort, which round off the whole shebang and make it what it truly is: a freestyle event, from which the whole year takes cue. In keeping with the motto “Freestyle for Everyone”, the OPEN events in LAAX have always been free for the public. Sporty just like the live concerts of Delinquent Habits (18.01.), Churchhill (20.01.), Cari Cari and MoTrip (21.01.).