Riders from all over the globe gear up for the most prestigious snowboard contest in the Alps, the LAAX OPEN 2020. Around 200 professional snowboarders will inaugurate the new decade participating in the FIS Snowboard World Cup from January 13 to 18, 2020 in LAAX, Switzerland.
For all of the riders it is a honour to compete in this international contest, for some of them it is a tingling sensation, a first performance or a comeback. For others it is the ambitious goal to win their favourite world-class event – and for some of them to win it again. Such as the 2019 LAAX OPEN champions Silje Norendal (NOR), Chris Corning (USA) and Scotty James (AUS). Or the 2018 LAAX OPEN winners Liu Jiayu (CHN) and Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) – to be continued by reading the full entry list, which offers big names, rising stars and newcomers.
Preparations for perfect conditions run at full speed. The experienced crew of „snowpark LAAX“ designed an innovative slopestyle course including six features. The kicker-line will be once again the eye-catcher for spectators. Right beside it the superpipe sits enthroned on Crap Sogn Gion and is already in best shape: 200 meters long with 22 meters transition and walls of 6,90 meters. A tasty titbit for halfpipe riders.