LAAX, SWITZERLAND OFFERS PERFECT CONDITIONS UP ON THE MOUNTAIN – FREESTYLE ACADEMY INDOOR BASE INAUGURATED – GET PREPARED FOR THE 6th EUROPEAN FREESKI OPEN 2011

Are you ready for the freeski season? LAAX is it already! Dressed in a winter wonderland outfit, Europe’s freestyle destination number one offers fresh shaped parks & pipe up on Crap Sogn Gion. After great riding sessions on the mountain you can improve your skills in the brand new training center of the Freestyle Academy.

The first European indoor freestyle hall is based nearby the LAAX bottom station. The Swiss slopestyle Champion Joel Moser inaugurated the big air ramp with stylish tricks landing softly in the huge foam pit on the first December weekend. Impressed guests including LAAX rider and 4 times EFO winner Virginie Faivre followed the freestyle performances on ski, board and skate. The LAAX snowpark team designed a brilliant playground with big air, quarter pipe & skate ramps, rails, boulder wall, trampolines and golf simulator. All these facilities are suitable for beginners to advanced riders all season long. The Freestyle Academy is a natural addition to the resort`s vibrant freestyle scene and guarantees year-round training regardless of the weather.

Check it out now to improve your tricks for the European Freeski Open 2011. The most prestigious freeski event in Europe will take place in LAAX, Switzerland, from March 1 to 6, 2011. The rider online registration for slopestyle and halfpipe will start on January 3, 2011 on http://www.laax.com/freeskiopen and is open until February 3, 2011.

About the European Freeski Open

The European Freeski Open is an established annual event held in LAAX, Switzerland. With five years already under its belt, the European Freeski Open is set to raise the bar once again from 1 – 5 March 2011 while leaving its mark on the continental freeskiing scene. World’s top riders e.g. Candide Thovex, Henrik Harlaut, Russ Henshaw, Simon Dumont, JF Houle, Jossi Wells, PK Hunder, Sarah Burke, Kaya Turski or Virginie Faivre left their names already in the history books of the event by taking home titles and honours for outstanding performances in Halfpipe and Slopestyle. Check http://www.laax.com/freeskiopen or http://www.facebook.com/freeskiopen.

About LAAX

Just 90 minutes from Zurich, LAAX is Switzerland’s leading freestyle resort, offering unbridled freedom on a network of 220 km of slopes, four snow parks and Europe’s largest half-pipe. Seventy percent of the runs are located between 2,000 and 3,000 metres above sea level, making LAAX one of the most reliable resorts to find snow, from as early as mid-November through mid-April. Furthermore LAAX is known for hosting various exciting events throughout the season including Europe’s most important freestyle events. Off snow, the party continues in the evenings with great concerts and DJ Acts. For more information visit http://www.laax.com.


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