Jamie Anderson (credit M Laemmerhir)
While the women’s finals were stacked with the biggest names in slopestyle today, none of them were able to top Olympic gold medalist, Jamie Anderson’s, first run score of a 81.10. Anderson showed everyone why she was recently named Snowboarder Magazine’s 2016 Women’s Rider of the Year, landing the cleanest run of the day, complete with a backside blunt 270, backside 540 and a frontside 720 mute. 

“I am so happy!,” said Anderson, who dedicated today to her grandmother back home, who has been ill. “The Laax Park crew did such an amazing job. It’s absolutely stunning out here. It’s one of my favorite places on the whole planet.”

Last year’s Burton European Open winner, Christy Prior, placed second behind Anderson with a 71.80, and 17-year-old, Miyabi Onitsuka, taking third, who was sobbing she was so happy. 

What an incredible week in Switzerland at the first LAAX OPEN. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the event and huge thanks to Laax for always pushing freestyle snowboarding with the largest halfpipe and best slopestyle course in Europe. We’ll see you next year!

LAAX OPEN 2016, RESULTS, JAN 23, 2016:


Women’s Slopestyle Final Results
1.Jamie Anderson (USA) 81.10
2.Christy Prior (NZL) 71.80
3.Miyabi Onitsuka (JPN) 62.85
4.Silje Norendal (NOR) 61.55
5.Spencer O’Brien (CAN) 30.35
6.Cheryl Maas (NED) 21.55


All results and the highlights of the LAAX OPEN webcast 2016 (VOD) can be found onlaax.com/open.