When: Sat 12th of January 2008

Where: Laax, Switzerland

As it always seems to do when we come to Laax, it dumped last night but that didn't prevent the kids from taking on the superpipe.

Wow. I have no idea why, but everytime we seem to come to this Swiss resort, we arrive to find the resort dry as a bone, yet wake up a day or two later to find Ullr has unleashed his mighty white money shot on the mountian's faces. Opening the curtains this morning we were greeted with the kind of winter wonderland vista that gets shredders the world over amped.

Some snowy clouds hit Crap Sogn Gion today, so did the kids its halfpipe. There is Qualification of Juniors Halfpipe going on at the moment. 82 Boys in 2 Heats have 2 runs to proof they belong to afternoon’s finals. Best run counts.

After talking to the kids on the drop-in tower just a minute ago, they all agreed to: “Weather can’t stop us from riding this halfpipe beauty!"


Halfpipe Girls Youth 1 Bernard Emma Claire FRA 2 Trespeuch Chloé FRA

Halfpipe Girls Juniors 1 Norendal Silje NOR 2 Sadar Cilka SLO 3 Hofmeister Melanie GER

Halfpipe Boys Youth 1 James Scott AUS 2 Scherrer Jan SUI 3 Niels Regnier FRA

Halfpipe Boys Juniors 1 Stone Zak CAN 2 Shuey Bryan USA 3 Watts Ben USA

Slopestyle qualifiers tomorrow. And powder laps. Yeeehaaa!