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LAAX, SUI – February 2009 –
LAAX, Orage and Swatch are proud to announce, the Orage European Freeski Open by Swatch 2009, taking place from March 17 to 21, 2009. Back again for its fourth year, Europe’s premier event of the season offers a grand prize purse of $50,000usd. Featuring both slopestyle and halfpipe competitions, the European Open gives local and amateur riders the chance to compete with some of the best pros in the sport and will award equal prize money to male and female riders.
Crap Sogn Gion Mountain, home of Europe’s only on‐hill / in‐dirt Superpipe, and one of Europe’s most famed slopestyle courses call forth former winners of the European Open and some of the best talent from around the globe. Canada’s halfpipe specialists Sarah Burke and Mike Riddle, Justin Dorey, Marie Martinod from France, US wonder boy Simon Dumont, Norwegians PK Hunder and Grete Eliassen, Jossi Wells/NZE and Russell Henshaw/AUS from Down Under, and the unbeatable queen of the LAAX slopestyle contest, three time winner Virginie Faivre of Switzerland have at one time, all risen to the challenge.
HERE’S THE SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Qualifications Slopestyle, Crap Sogn Gion
Thursday March 19, 2009
Qualis Halfpipe, Crap Sogn Gion
Friday, March 20, 2009
Semi Finals & Finals Slopestyle, Crap Sogn Gion
DJ Party Night Riders Palace
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Semi Finals & Finals Halfpipe, Crap Sogn Gion
Live Concert & DJ Party at Riders Palace
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