Day 1: The Athletes Have Arrived!

The Suzuki 9 Royals is on! Just after arriving to Watles, South Tyrol, Italy, the athletes couldn’t wait to test the astonishing castle and headed up the mountain to check out the feature for the first time.

The athletes are ready to drop in.

The skiers and snowboarders started off the day with speedchecks and quickly Coline Ballet-Baz (FRA, Ski) began getting comfortable on the girls jump while the boys took over the big jump.

coline ballet baz

Andri Ragettli (SUI, ski) made himself feel at home by pulling off doubles and triples, accompanied by David Wise (USA, ski) throwing misty 7s, Tom Ritsch (AUT, ski) sending huge bio 7s  and Sebbe de Buck (BEL, Snb) taking gopros all day.

sebbe de buck

The snowboarders tested possible lines and went over to session the hip later in the evening with landing huge 3s making the first day a successful start to a promising week.