6.90 metres high, 200 metres long and 22 metres wide – since January 2015 the world’s biggest halfpipe is in LAAX on Crap Sogn Gion. The superpipe is open throughout the entire season and professional athletes as well as freestyle enthusiasts can enjoy dizzying heights here.
How do the world’s halfpipes differ?
There are many, very big differences. The construction and general upkeep of the halfpipes alone is very different. In many areas the pipes are no longer taken care of once a competition ends. Then there are those which are always prepared perfectly throughout the whole season. If I had to name the best spontaneously, I would say LAAX, Breckenridge, Northstar and Park City.
The world's biggest halfpipe is here in LAAX. What’s it like?
Great! Everything is perfect – the gradient, the slope, the shape. I also like the short lift and the Café NoName, where you can have a quick coffee and still watch everything that’s going on. To sum up: fantastic snowboarding conditions, and the atmosphere on the mountain is incredibly cosy!