LAAX OPEN 2022
January 11-15, 2022
The LAAX OPEN is Europe's most important snowboard event: Since 2005, the January OPEN event in LAAX, Switzerland, has been a living freestyle lifestyle, melding contest with culture.
The LAAX OPEN 2022 has a decisive role to play: it is the very last chance for freestyle snowboarders to qualify for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, it is for some to punch their Olympic ticket with a decent performance at Crap Sogn Gion and to get a share of the CHF 140,000 prize money. The result of this is a premiere: World Cup decisions in two disciplines are scheduled on one and the same day in LAAX, namely Saturday, 15 January 2022: slopestyle at midday, followed by the halfpipe finals in the evening. The line-up is 180 riders from 32 countries and the LAAX OPEN 2022 stints are fully booked!
Top names, such as golden Olympians Anna Gasser (AUT), Chloe Kim, Jamie Anderson, Red Gerard and Shaun White (all USA) stud the charts, as well as those of the new freestyle generation, Zoi Sadowski Synott (NZL), Valentino Guseli (AUS) and Leon Vockensperger (GER). Likewise entered for the prestigious 2022 event are OPEN Champions Yuto Totsuka (2021, JAP), Scotty James (2019 & 2020, AUS), Queralt Castellet (2020, SPA), Julia Marino (2020, USA), Jiayu Liu (2019, CHN), Max Parrot (2017, CAN), Chase Josey (2017, USA), Mark McMorris (2016, CAN) and Stale Sandbech (2015, NOR).
The LAAX OPEN 2022 finals will be broadcasted on Swiss TV SRF and on a world-wide livestream on eurovisionsports.tv and laax.com. Red Bull TV will show the finals semi-live and on VOD.