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There will be $500,000 in prize money to attract the best of the best. Burton used to be the main sponsor of the event but has pulled out.

The Swiss resort will hold the LAAX OPEN 2016 from January 18th to 24th.

There will be competitions in halfpipe and slopestyle for both women and men.

The resort has hosted the Burton European Open in the past and has been hosting freestyle events for the past 20 years.

It also has the longest superpipe in the world.

It opened last season as we reported earlier.

''The LAAX OPEN brings all snowboarders together: the top riders, the amateurs and rising stars, the next generation of jibbers and all the boarder families. It's a mountain lifestyle affair'' said the President and CEO of LAAX, Reto Gurtner.

With more than two decades of hosting world-class freestyle events  LAAX claims a background, competence and passion for the sport and its riders.

For a PlanetSKI feature on the resort of LAAX see this article as we visited last December.

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