Competitors start at the top of a hill and perform tricks on a semi-circular ditch going from one side to the other. Judges score the snowboarders on execution of tricks, variety, use of the pipe and air time.
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The Laax Open runs from January 15- January 20. The world's best snowboarders travel to the European mountains of Switzerland to showcase their skills with competitions including slopstyle and halfpipe for both men and women.
Max Parrot and Enni Rukajarvi are the current gold medal holders for the slopestyle event with the halfpipe titles going to Chase Josey and Chloe Kim.Copyright: Getty Images
Saturday, 20 January
12:45-14:10, Halfpipe finals, Connected TV & online
Event schedule times are subject to change. The BBC is not responsible for any changes that may be made. In particular, coverage on BBC Red Button can be subject to late schedule changes.
Britain's snowboarders are pitting their wits against the best in the world at the Laax Open in Switzerland - and you can watch live coverage of the halfpipe and slopestyle finals on the BBC.
Ski Sunday Extra will have all the latest action direct from the slopes and you can find out how to watch and where below.Copyright: Getty Images
How do I start?
What to expect when I start?
- It's a high-intensity aerobic workout,so you'll get a good sweat on. The average snowboarder can burn up to 450 calories per hour.
- It requires balance, so will improve your core strength as well as working your leg muscles.
- Many snow centres and clubs also run family lessons.
- Disability Snowsport UK can help provide adaptive snowboarding opportunities and has instructors who are trained to work with clients with learning or physical disabilities.