In less than thirty days, the event that has been credited with uniting the European freeski scene and what was arguably the best pipe event of the 05-06 season will once again take center stage in Laax, Switzerland at Crap Sogn Gion Mountain from March 21-25, 2007.The Orage European Freeski Open provides an arena for the best pipe and slopestyle skiers, both pro and AM to battle it out for the $50,000 usd prize purse and top honors in what is by far Europe's premier freeski event.With over 200 athletes, both male and female, pro and amateur, the competition is top notch. 24 of the world's best athletes will receive invitations based on last year's top five at the Orage European Freeski Open, podium finishes at the Winter X Games, the U.S. Freeskiing Open and other marquee events. The mix of pro and amateur athletes makes for fierce competition and a setting unlike any other... not to mention the $50,000 in cold hard cash.For your shot at greatness, full competition details and registration information please visit...http://www387.ws7.inname.net/index.php?cat=home
The current roster of invited European Open athletes:Men
Andreas HatveitNiklas KarlstromLaurent FavreRichard PerminColby WestCharles GagnierJacob WesterHenrik HarlautAurelien FournierSimon DumontPeter OlenickCharley AgerLisko HeiskanenCandide Thovex Nico ZacekSammy CarlsonTJ SchillerJD ZicatOscar ScherlinLoic Collomb-PattonMartin MisofTim RussellJF HouleJossi Wells
WomenMarie MartinodGrete EliassonSarah BurkeVirginie FaivreNaomie EdmundsonTori BeatieMichelle ParkerFor more info on Orage and our entire event schedule please visit http://www.orageski.com.