Suzuki Nine Queens was all-time! The perfect stage for all the ladies to push themselves and their riding in a pressure free, super supportive and fun environment, on a jump that looked pretty damn insane. Suzuki pulled out all the stops once again and created one hell of a setup for the girls to throw down on, and when you have a week riding with all your buddies, laying down new tricks in glorious sunrise and sunset sessions, it’s no wonder that so much rad shit got put down. Check the highlights above, and check out a selection of the photo bangers below. Next level, Nine Queens always delivers.
The recipe is simple: a perfectly shaped gigantic setup, top athletes and good vibes. 2016 was no exception and Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Austria saw a fantastic week of action with a few cloudy jib days, a glorious sunrise shoot, a Big Air contest and many sunset sessions on the snow chateau from the 13th to 18th of March.
The smiley Klaudia Medlova (SVK) was peer-voted “Ruler of the week” honouring her ability to push her boundaries focusing on technique and style, this week landing her first corked frontside 1080. Riding hard from the get go she also charged the jib session stomping trick after trick on the rail setup with 15-year old Hailey Langland (USA) another rider who turned heads with her solid style.
Austria’s Anna Gasser (AUT), fresh back from injury, not only won the big air contest, but impressed by stomping a backside 900 on her one warm up day, then landed a double cork 1080 after the contest. Sarka Pancochova (CZE) and Anna “Panka” Gyarmati (HUN) were firing up on the kicker along with Kjersti Ostgaard-Buaas (NOR). In addition to putting 100% into her riding and landing massive tricks such as a frontside 1080, Buaas inspired and supported fellow riders and newcomers, embodying the camaraderie of this event. “It’s so touching to see that there are so many riders coming up and very humbling to see that I can have an impact on their progression.” She also mentioned the importance the event has had on women’s skiing and snowboarding exclaiming, “I love this event!”