The halfpipe finals of the LAAX OPEN 2018 went down on Saturday. Despite ongoing snowfall the riders were battling for the top spots on the podium. The perfectly shaped LAAX Superpipe on Crap Sogn Gion was the centre of attention for 8 ladies and 14 men. The athletes impressed the spectators with a high level of riding and left nothing to be desired for freestyle enthusiasts. It was the last chance for some riders to qualify for 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongyang (KOR). Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI), Olympic Gold Medallist from Sochi 2014, secured the victory in front of his home crowd. Jiayu Liu (CHN) dominated in the women competition and ended up in first. The world’s biggest halfpipe (200 m long, 6.9 m high) course awaited the riders.