The European Freeski Open LAAX is an international freeski contest that celebrated its premiere in 2006 and has taken place nine times since then. The top freestyle destination LAAX functions as the organizer and is a significant partner in the development of the freestyle sport. A single event of this category, which is on the highest international level, requires precise planning, sufficient manpower and financial backing. So the host and event organizer LAAX has decided to suspend the European Freeski Open LAAX for 2017. Nevertheless, all the possibilities to enjoy the snow are still available to freeskiers in 2016/2017. LAAX will continue to invest in the ideal infrastructure on the mountain as well as in the valley, and will enable all freestylers, from beginner to pro, to realize their skills: daily shaped snow parks, kicker lines, rail variations, superpipe and minipipe as well as the Freestyle Academy: Europe’s first freestyle indoor-base, which will also be expecting winter riders from all over the world this year.