European Freeski Open by Swatch 2010 - Rider Registration Begins on 4th January 2010

(LAAX/SUI) – Freeskiers from around the globe are looking forward to ride for top honors and celebrate the 5th anniversary of the European Freeski Open by Swatch from March 3-6, 2010, in LAAX, Switzerland. The most recognized and valuable open event in Europe offers $50,000 US prize money for the best riders in the freestyle disciplines Slopestyle and Halfpipe.

For amateur freeskiers who want to compete against the top pros, online rider registration is open from January 4, 2010, until February 8, 2010 at There are about 220 starting spots in the open qualifications, so all of the interested riders, men and women 14 years and up, should jump at the chance and register for the European Freeski Open by Swatch 2010.

European Freeski Open by Swatch 2010

Contest Location: Crap Sogn Gion, LAAX

March 3, 2010

09h30-16h00 Quali Slopestyle

10h00-14h00 Training Halfpipe

March 4, 2010

09h30-15h00 Quali Halfpipe

10h00-14h00 Training Slopestyle

21h00 Riders Welcome, INDY Club

22h30 DJs Beats on Tap, INDY Club (for free)

March 5, 2010

09h30-15h30 Semi Finals & Finals Slopestyle - followed by Prizegiving

10h00-14h00 Training Halfpipe

21h00 Resident DJ, INDY Bar (for free)

March 6, 2010

09h30-15h15 Semi Finals & Finals Halfpipe

gefolgt von Siegerehrung - followed by Prizegiving

22h Hockey Live in Concert, Riders Palace Club (Tickets 35 CHF