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Burton European Open: LAAX

Stylesight has been smack dab in the middle of the Swiss Alps – checking out what’s shakin’ at one of Europe’s biggest snowboarding contests…The Burton European Open in Laax, Switzerland. Men’s and women’s slopestyle and halfpipe finals went down this past weekend.

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The future of snowboarding is looking quite bright due to all of the up-and-coming young rippers who were the buzz of the contest a few days ago. The Junior Jam, which took place earlier this week, had spectators in awe of what’s to come for these nine, 10, 11 and 12-year olds. US riders took home the winning half-pipe junior titles though, with 9-year-old Chloe Kim and 12-year-old Seamus O’Connor.

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Highlights from the weekend included Laari Illkka Eemeli, front side 1080 double cork…

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Laax and its picturesque backdrop is one of Switerland’s gems.

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