When it comes to competitive snowboarding in Switzerland, Halfpipe is kinda our thing. We’ve already picked up four Olympic medals and there’s a lot of new talent with big dreams coming up. But how often do you even get a chance to ride a decent pipe? Till now, we’ve been lucky to have a worldclass setup in Laax and smaller (but good) pipes in Leysin and Grindelwald. But with recent closures in Crans Montana, Davos and Saas Fee, it’s pretty clear that we’ve been moving in the wrong direction.
That’s why it’s good news that Corvatsch has opened a beautiful new pipe that’s set to be maintained from November through April. It’s comparable to Laax, weighing in at 180 meters long and 7 meters high. But as Daniel Bosshard, the president of Silvaplana told us, “We do not want to imitate Laax – we want to create our own thing.” Contributing photographer, Jonas Gasser, was there for the opening and caught up with some of our local riders to see what they thought of the new setup.
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