Clemens Millauer doubles down for the win. Photo: Audi Nines/Distillery by Klaus Polzer
The Audi Nines 2018 created one hell of a freestyle setup on the Sölden glacier, drawing a host of riders from Slopestyle and Snow Cross to create a revolutionary event!
Last Saturday the winners were crowned at the Audi Nines in Sölden, Austria. At the Public Contest Day, the male and female riders threw down the hammers on the new SlopeX course as well as Big Air and Quarterpipe. With the eye-watering set-up and perfect weather conditions drawing more than 3,000 spectators to Tiefenbach Glacier, the riders gave it their all and showed everyone they were eager to progress their sports.
The athletes were hyped on the unique combination of speed and creative obstacles the shapers had crafted for them to get sendy on. But also on a social level, it was a chance for Snow Cross and Slopestyle riders to be brought closer together – these worlds rarely mix, so throwing competitors from both disciplines together created a whole new dynamic: each brought their own interpretations of the SlopeX features and how to ride them.
Closing a week full of heavy photo and film sessions, the Public Contest Day on the 14th of April 2018 went off and the riders blew the minds of the crowd with an epic display of tearing the setup to pieces.