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World’s Largest Halfpipe Set to Open in Laax, Switzerland.

Here’s some exciting news for the upcoming season: Laax is set to open the largest permanently operated halfpipe in the world.

Home of prestigious events such as the Burton European Open, Snowpark Laax already sets the standard when it comes to halfpipes in Europe. For the 2014/2015 season, the resort has extended their already world class halfpipe to 200m in length so that it meets Olympic standards, and its new 6.90m height makes it unique as the largest halfpipe worldwide.

Find out more with the full press release below:

Europe’s leading freestyle destination LAAX is set to kick off the winter season with a truly sensational development: the opening of the largest permanently operated halfpipe in the world. With the new halfpipe totalling 200 metres in length and 6.90 metres in height, the Swiss freeski and snowboard resort is setting a new standard for winter sport, and on 6 December 2014, a grand opening party is being held to celebrate the new superpipe going into operation.

A special feature of the new facility is that not only will it be open to professional athletes, but also to all guests of the ski resort. A superpipe of superlatives LAAX is soon to become the proud location of the world’s largest permanently operated halfpipe. It will debut in the 2014/2015 winter season and remain open throughout the entire period from December to April. The halfpipe, now extended by 60 metres to 200 metres, is of Olympic standard, and with a height of 6.90 metres, is unique worldwide. The halfpipe is situated in the NoName snowpark and thus directly in the heart of the ski resort. The official opening will take place on 6 December 2014. With the construction of the superpipe, LAAX is setting a new global benchmark.

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