Junior Open Laax 2011 presented by Zimtstern

Juniors, get ready to drop in! The Junior Open in Laax presented by Zimtstern is slowly becoming an institution: For the 11th time already the event kicks off the season in the European freestyle Mecca with a battle of the next snowboard generation.

December 10 and 11, 2011, the superpipe at Crap Sogn Gion is prepared for the young guns. Last year’s bad weather conditions didn’t bother the juniors, who showed a high trick level and a lot of style. Swiss Jan Scherrer and the two Austrians Mathias Weissenbacher and Clemens Schattschneider, who by now is part of the Zimtstern Pro Team, found themselves on the podium. As well Zimtstern Snowboard Team Riders Linus Birkendahl and Helene Nadig were competing in the U16 and Ladies contests.
Schedule Junior Open Laax presented by Zimtstern Qualification is planned for Saturday, 10th December 2011; on Sunday 11th December 2011 the semifinals and finals are taking place. Any snowboarder under 20 years can take part in the competition – there is no age limit for girls. You can earn points for TTR World Tour as well as Audi Snowboard Series and a total price money of 3.000 CHF is waiting for the winners. Don’t forget to sign up for the event early on audisnowboardseries.ch as the 160 places were full very soon last year.
Side events
Sure enough, there are some specials waiting apart from the superpipe competition: On Saturday K2 is holding a „Best Photo Contest“, where a pro photographer is taking pictures of everyone hitting the jib obstacle at the end of the pipe. The most stylish photo wins 500 Euro cash, so better bring your dope steez to the contest! Zimtstern and Laax welcome you to hang out in their lounge tent.
Zimtstern is looking forward to a great opening event in Laax and hopes to see you there!
Find more information on facebook.com/zimtstern soon and on the official event page at www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=196076383802496.

Short facts:
Snowboard halfpipe contest
Saturday, 10.12.2011: Qualification
Sunday, 11.12.2011: Semifinals & finals
Age limit: 20 years, no age limit for girls
Total price money: CHF 3.000.-

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