Snowmaking has begun at Mottolino Fun Mountain in Livigno, Italy in preparation for the Suzuki Nine Knights 2015, where an innovative castle setup will be awaiting elite freeskiers and snowboarders.
The unique session runs from the 5th to the 10th of April 2015 featuring for the first time snowboarders like Halldor Helgason (ISL) and Seb Toots (CAN) alongside skiers such as Jesper Tjäder (SWE) and Gus Kenworthy (USA). The “Wanna be a Knight?” online video competition is looking for new talent to complete the roundtable of esteemed knights. If you think you have what it takes, send in a short edit for a chance to win a wild card to the event.
Bringing the two snowsports together was a natural next step for the event, which strives for progression. The “Il Castello” setup is rising to the occasion with more ingenious features and creative transfer options. Confirmed on the snowboard side are Seppe Smits (BEL), Kevin Backsröm (SWE) and Sage Kotsenburg (USA) and skiers Tom Wallisch (USA), Paddy Graham (GBR) and Roy Kittler (GER) will be returning to the event.
Invited filmmakers and photographers will be documenting the week of sun-rise, sunset and heli sessions, whilst the public are invited to join the big showdowns; the Night Time Session on Wednesday 8th April and the Big Air Contest, on Friday 10th April 2015.
Wanna Be A Knight? – Online Video Contest
Both freeski and snowboard categories are open for entries and the expert jury will be handing out 1-2 wildcards to the most impressive entries in each discipline. Send in a 2-minute video with your nine best tricks, show us airtime with technique and style.
Display your skills on a variety of obstacles and don’t miss the deadline on the 23rd of March 2015. The winners will be announced on the 30th of March. All the competition rules can be found on www.nineknightssnow.com where you will also see all the entries.
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The Suzuki Nine Queens are also running the “Wanna be A Queen” contest for female riders, to find out more head to www.ninequeens.com.