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Moffatt Clinches Bronze in Thrilling Finale at 2024 Laax Open

Moffatt Clinches Bronze in Thrilling Finale at 2024 Laax Open

Calgary, Alberta – January 22, 2024

The 2024 Laax Open reached its pinnacle on Sunday, with Canada’s Max Moffatt seizing the spotlight and claiming the slopestyle World Cup Bronze in a thrilling culmination of intense competition. The picturesque Laax Open slopestyle course set the stage for a day of high-flying action, with sunny skies and warmer temperatures creating optimal conditions for the world’s top freeskiers.

Max Moffatt, 25, emerged as a standout performer, capturing the hearts of fans with a super stylish second run that added an extra dash of flair to each trick. Moffat’s impressive display featured a right 270 on to a continuing 630 out on the kicker rail, followed by a right double bio 1440 safety to double Japan on the final hit. The grand finale came with a breathtaking right flatspin 540 on the quarterpipe, where Moffat soared to new heights, claiming the title for the largest air of the day.

The judges were clearly impressed, awarding Moffat a well-deserved score of 85.91, securing his fourth career podium finish and marking a significant achievement in his career. The victory comes just under two years since Moffat’s last podium appearance.

Max’s Coach Toben Sutherland had the following to say about Max’s performance “We’re super happy with how Max stuck to his guns and did the run ‘he’ wanted to do, allowing his personality shine through his skiing.
Setting the tone right out of the gate with a massive Sw 4 on and grabbing the attention of the judges and peers alike. Reminding everyone that Slopestyle is just as much about skiing between the features as it is about tossing huge rotations. Well done Max, thanks for the awesome demonstration of ‘skiing’!

Mark Hendrickson and Alexander Henderson of Canada also made the finals on the men’s side finishing 9th and 17th.

With the Laax Open now in the rearview mirror, the FIS Freeski World Cup will take a brief hiatus next weekend as the global spotlight shifts to the X Games in Aspen. However, the excitement will resume shortly after, with the Mammoth Mountain U.S. Grand Prix scheduled to take place from January 31 to February 4



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