On the men’s side of things in the slopestyle division, it was Norwegian powerhouse, Sandbech, who rode his way to second place in finals. Sandbech is no stranger to Laax, and rode in finals with confidence and unparalleled style. Despite bobbling on his first fun, he was able to put things together for his second run, which was full of amplitude. He stomped a series of spins and technical rail tricks, along with a massive Cab 1440, which catapulted him into second place.
“This week has been unbelievable!” Said Sandbech after the event. “We got here and the first practice days were cancelled, so we rode pow all day long, then we had a practice day while riding pow. I qualified in first and then rode to the top of the mountain, rode more snow and now finals day is over and I ended up in second place! I’ve had the best pow runs of my life and a podium in one week. Unbelievable!”
Monster Energy athletes now set their sights on X Games Aspen, which will take place in Aspen, Colorado January 24-27. Stay tuned for more podium action!