Many female Freeski and Snowboard pros will be digging out their Italian dictionaries, or at least downloading a translation app, because in two weeks time – from March 26th to 30th – Livigno, Italy will be hosting some of the best female shredders in the game. The preparations for the Suzuki Nine Knights are in full swing, making the last-minute shift of the ladies’ event to Livigno possible. On site the shapers of Schneestern are working flat out to build the most eclectic feature of all time. Read more and check out the complete riders list!
Hunting for large masses of snow the Suzuki Nine Queens presented by O’Neill have travelled from Austria to Italy. After the mayhem of Sochi the ladies can expect five days of genuine enjoyment on the gigantic feature at Mottolino Fun Mountain. The setup now greatly exceeds the dimensions of the originally planned obstacle: two independent kickers, a halfpipe and three times as many jib obstacles as before, with numerous lines and transitions.
The name of the game is progression and with some of the world’s best riders heading to Mottolino we are in for some first class action. Slopestyle Olympic bronze medallist Kim Lamarre (CAN) recently confirmed her attendance, a perfect addition to the stacked riders list: Lisa Zimmermann (GER), Virginie Faivre (SUI), Katie Summerhayes (GBR), Silvia Bertagna (ITA) and many more.
Among the snowboard girls Jamie Anderson confirmed her attendance and with her recent US Open slopestyle victory and Olympic gold, she is on top of her game. Ready to push the boundaries at Nine Queens will also be Enni Rukajärvi (FIN), Jenny Jones (GBR), Spencer O’Brien (CAN), Silje Norendal (NOR), as well as, newcomer Anna Gasser (AUT), who this winter has claimed fame for her cab double cork, a trick that is at the hight of progression for women.
There is still time to send in application videos for the Wanna be a Queen Online Video Contest, for other female freeskiers and snowboarders to have the chance to take part in the unique event. The deadline has been moved to March 14th.
Make sure to check out the complete riders list!
At the contest on Saturday March 29th the freeski and snowboard queens will compete for the fiercely contested crown. Between 10 am and 3 pm the ladies will slay it to their best abilities at the public Nine Queens final jam contest, a time that often sees never before landed tricks put down for the first time. If you feel like buying one of the ladies a drink to congratulate, you have the chance to do so at the Nine Queens Afterparty in Miky’s Pub Sunday Evening, on March the 30th. See you all there!