The 2021 Laax Open runs from the 19th- 23rd January.
WIth strict Covid protocols in place to ensure it’s business as usual on the hill, as Laax kicks off the FIS Snowboard World Cup Tour 2020/2021 with a cool 140,000 CHF in prize money up for grabs and of course those valuable FIS points for Olympic qualifications.
200 riders from 25 countries will head en masse to the snowboarders paradise of Laax, in what is the biggest get together of riders since the pandemic began. Whilst there are no public viewing areas this year, everyone is invited to follow all the action on the livestream coverage from the safety of their own homes.
Last weekend, we saw the Opening of the World Cup season go down in Kreischberg with Max Parrot and New Zealand’s finest, Zoi Sadowski-taking the gold. Both riders will compete in Laax as will Anna Gasser, Red Gerard, Sven Thorgrem, Jamie Anderson, Mark Mcmorris and many more. A big snowfall has just arrived in laax, ensuring that the elite shaper team have more than enough snow to build the premium quality slopestyle course. This will be one of the best Slopestyles of recent times, just have a look at the riders that are attending.
Pedro Bidegain, Federico Chiaradio De Le Iglesia (ARG); Matthew Cox (AUS); Clemens Millauer (AUT); Sebbe De Buck, Jules De Sloover (BEL), Liam Brearley, Mark McMorris, Tyler Nicholson, Max Parrot, Cameron Spalding, Seb Toutant (CAN), Inaqui Irarrazaval, Alvaro Yanez (CHI), Dante Drcic (CRO), Jakub Hrones ( CZE), Jose Antonio Aragon (ESP), Mikko Rehnberg, Rene Rinnekangas (FIN), Sebastien Konijnenberg, Enzo Valax (FRA), Gabe Adams, Matt McCormick, Jamie Nicholls (GBR), Leon Gütl, Noah Vicktor, Leon Vockensberger (GER ), Botond Fricz (HUN), Baldur Vilhelmsson (ISL), Loris Framarin, Emiliano Lauzi, Emil Zulian (ITA), Kaito Hamada, Aoto Kawakami, Ryoma Kimata, Hiroaki Otsuka, Ruki Tobita, Yuto Yamada (JPN), Motiejus Morauskas ( LTU), Niek van der Velden, Sam Vermaat, Casper Wolf (NED), Torgeir Bergrem, Mons Roisland, Marcus Kleveland, Stian Kleivdal,
Tess Coady (AUS), Anna Gasser (AUT), Evy Poppe, Loranne Smans (BEL), Jasmine Baird, Laurie Blouin, Sommer Gendron, Brooke Voigt (CAN), Lea Jugovac (CRO), Sarka Pancochova (CZE) , Maria Hidalgo (ESP), Enni Rukajärvi (FIN), Lucile Lefevre (FRA), Katie Ormerod (GBR), Nadja Flemming, Annika Morgan (GER), Hinari Asanuma, Reira Iwabuchi, Kokomo Murase, Miyabi Onitsuka (JPN), Melissa Peperkamp (NED), Hanne Eilertsen (NOR), Zoi Sadowski Zynott, Cool Wakushima (NZL), Elizaveta Bogdanova, Ekaterina Kosova, Varvara Romanova (RUS), Urska Pribosic (SLO), Lia-Mara Boesch, Ariane Burri, Sina Candrian, Mona Danuser, Livia Tanno (SUI), Klaudia Medlova (SVK), Terra Traub (TPE), Jamie Anderson, Isabella Gomez, Hailey Langland, Julia Marino, Ty Schnorrbusch (USA).
Laax and it’s Olympic sized halfpipe with it’s 200 meters and 7 metre high walls is looking better than ever and it needs to be with riders such as Shaun White, Chloe Kim, Queralt Castellet, Jan Scherrer and Ipod will return to The Laax Open 2021.
Valentino Guseli, Scotty James (AUS), Jack Collins, Shawn Fair, Liam Gill, Derek Livingston, Kiran Pershad, Joshua Reeves, Liam Tourki (CAN), Benedikt Bockstaller, Christoph Lechner, Florian Lechner, Mark Schrott (GER) , Seamus O’Connor (IRL), Lorenzo Gennero, Ian Matteoli, Louis Philip Vito (ITA), Ikko Anai, Kaishu Hirano, Ruka Hirano, Raibu Katayama, Shuichiro Shigeno, Yuto Totsuka (JPN), Kangsan Kim, Hyun-Jun Lee (KOR), Yaroslav Lenchevskiy, Maksim Suikov (RUS), Max Kralj Kos, Tit Stante (SLO), Elias Allenspach, Gian Andrin Biele, Pat Burgener, David Habluetzel, Victor Ivanov, Jan Scherrer (SUI), Chase Blackwell, Lucas Foster , Taylor Gold, Chase Josey, Toby Miller, Joey Okesson, Ryan Wachendorfer, Shaun White (USA).
Emily Arthur (AUS), Brooke Dhondt, Elizabeth Hosking (CAN), Sarka Pancochova (CZE), Queralt Castellet (ESP), Leilani Ettel (GER), Kurumi Imai, Manon Kaji, Haruno Matsumoto, Mitsuki Ono, Ruki Tomita , Sena Tomita (JPN), Sunoo Kwon, Na-yoon Lee (KOR), Jenise Spiteri (MLT), Kaja Verdnik (SLO), Isabelle Loetscher, Berenice Wicki (SUI), Arielle Gold, Zoe Kalapos, Chloe Kim, Maddie Mastro , Tessa Maud, Taylor Obregon, Alexandria Simsovits, Kinsley White (USA).
The full Schedule
Sunday, 17th January, Monday, 18th January
10: 00-14: 00 Slopestyle training, all registered riders (women / men)
09:00 qualification Slopestyle (men)
09: 30-14: 00 Training halfpipe, all registered riders (women / men)
8:15 am Semi-final Slopestyle (women)
09: 30-14: 00 Halfpipe training, all registered riders (women / men)
11:45 Semi-final Slopestyle (men)
Thursday, January 21st
8:30 am Semi-final halfpipe (women)
10: 00-14: 00 Slopestyle training (finalists women / men)
11:00 Semi-final halfpipe (men)
09: 00-13: 00 Halfpipe training (finalists women / men)
1:15 p.m. Slopestyle final (women / men)
3:00 p.m. Slopestyle award ceremony 5:30 p.m.-6 : 30 p.m. Halfpipe
training (finalists women / men)
Saturday, January 23rd
5:45 pm Halfpipe final (women / men)
7:15 pm Halfpipe award ceremony
All information on this can be found at laax.com/open .