Construction of the world’s largest halfpipe

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The Big Beast of LAAX

6.90 metres high, 200 metres long and 22 metres wide – the world’s largest halfpipe thrones in LAAX on Crap Sogn Gion since January 2015. The Weisse Arena Gruppe spent around 3.8 million Swiss francs on the “Big Beast” and is setting new standards worldwide with its construction. The superpipe is located in the NoName snowpark and consistently continues the destination’s claim to be the world’s leading freestyle resort. LAAX offers not only its guests but also national and international sports associations excellent training facilities – at Olympic level and continuously from December to April.

3.8

Mio. Swiss francs

6.90

Metres in height

22

Metres in width

200

Metres in length

Details

Completed

January 2015

Casutt Wyrsch Zwicky AG

  • Weisse Arena Gruppe
  • Gautschi Gruppe
  • Casutt AG
  • Richard Schmid AG
  • TechnoAlpin AG
  • Trilux AG

  • Superpipe exceeds Olympic standards
  • Open all season (December to April)
  • Equipped with lighting
  • Ecological construction supervision to protect nature
  • Terrain modelling reduces the technical snow production and slope machine hours during the construction of the halfpipe (compared to the previous halfpipe)
  • Reduction of energy expenditure and fuel consumption
  • Use of the new “Pipe Monster 22ft+” pipe machine from Zaugg in the exclusive “LAAX Edition”
  • Through the joint development of a new milling machine, a pipe height of 6.90 metres is possible for the first time worldwide

Impressions of the construction

History

2014

Pipe height 6.9 m | Pipe length 200 m

The halfpipe is shaped with the Pipe Monster 22ft from Zaugg designed by LAAX.

2004

Pipe height 6.8 m | Pipe length 140 m

For the first time, the halfpipe is shaped with the new Pipe Monster 22ft from Zaugg designed by LAAX, which was also used for the Olympic Games in Sotchi.

2000

Pipe height 5.5 m | Pipe lenght 140 m

The halfpipe is shaped with the Pipedragon from the USA.

1999

Pipe height 4.5 m | Pipe lenght 100 m

The halfpipe is shaped with the Pipedragon from the USA.

1994

Pipe height 3 m | Pipe lenght 80 m

Purchase of the Pipedragon from the USA. For the first time, the halfpipe is shaped with a specialized machine.

1993

Pipe height 3 m | Pipe lenght 50 m

The halfpipe in LAAX is shaped with an excavator for the first time.

1985

Pipe height 2 m | Pipe lenght 50 m

LAAX opens the halfpipe for the first time. It is shaped by hand.

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