(LAAX, Switzerland – January 17, 2020) – The weather played along another day putting smiles on all faces while witnessing today’s Snowboard action in the innovative course for the highly anticipated Slopestyle finals in LAAX. Julia Marino (USA) & Sebastien Toutant (CAN) are the proud first LAAX OPEN winners of the new decade walking home with a prize purse of CHF 25.000 each.
In the women’s field Julia Marino from the US set the bar high with an incredible first run including a Backside 900 Melon, a Cab Double Underflip Mute and a Frontside 720 Mute on the kicker line which earned her 81,30 points. None of the other finalists was able to get close to her score. It’s Julia’s first LAAX OPEN win “It was the best week of my life. The weather was perfect, the course just awesome and the level of riding was great.” Reira Iwabuchi from Japan and Katie Ormerod from the UK complete the podium on 2nd and 3rd. Noteworthy is young German rider Annika Morgan who narrowly missed out on a podium spot ending up 4th.