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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition of the Suzuki Nine Knights.

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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

Suzuki Nine Knights – Day 4

After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

Suzuki Nine Knights – Day 6 Big Air Contest

After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.

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After yesterday’s heavy heli shoot and hip session it was time for some comp action at the infamous ‚Il Castello’ snow castle on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

The weather couldn’t have been any better with spring like conditions and full-on sunshine throughout the whole day which made way for yet another epic shred day. It didn’t take long until a massive crowd gathered around the castle to experience the madness first hand. Being the chilled Italians they are, some even brought wine bottles, bread and cheese to hang out for the whole day.

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Seppe Smits logging some serious frequent flyer points. Photo: Sam Oetiker

After a couple warm up rounds in the morning, it was about time for the riders to battle it out in the qualifications. The judging team was led by no other than the legend that is Halldor Helgason and they had some tough choices to make because no one held back in the mellow jam session format.

Sven Thorgren went all in right from the beginning and opted for a cab 12 roast beef shifty-shifty while Tor Lundström followed up with a back 14 triple. Sebbe de Buck threw down a beautiful Back 7 tailgrab and in the end it was Sven, Tor, Emil Ulsletten, Seppe Smits, Simon Gruber, Marco Donzelli, Nicolino Dioli and Sebbe who made it through to the finals that were on after a little lunch break in which the riders made time for some epic selfies with the fans.

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It wasn't hard to see why Sebbe de Buck was voted most stylish rider of the week by his peers. Photo: Sam Oetiker

Sven and Tor continued to lead the charge in the finals and while Sven went mental with a styled out a back rodeo nosegrab, Tor gave his all with a trick he had just done for the first time the day before – a flatspun frontside 1440.

After a heated hour of jam sessioning the kicker Simon Gruber ended up in 5th and Sebbe de Buck in 4th. Third place went to Seppe Smits, who, just like Tor, was more than happy to have a new trick in his repertoire: a backside triple cork nose grab, that looked supersick. Tor took home second place with his backside triple cork 1440 and the well deserved first place went to Sven Thorgren who stomped the shit out of a frontside triple cork 1440 (a personal first) bringing progression as well as style to the comp.

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Tor Lundstrom sends a backside triple cork 1440 deep. Photo: Sam Oetiker

We’re still baffled about the insane snow castle the doods at Schneestern built from scratch and can’t wait for next year’s edition.