Suzuki Nine Royals Athletes Announced

Hosting both men and women for the first time, the Suzuki Nine Royals will feature some of the world’s most creative and gifted skiers and snowboarders from March 27th to April 1st, 2017. Joining the crew at Watles in South Tyrol, Italy, the “Become a Royal” online video contest winners include skiers Zuzana Stromkova and Daniel Hanka, as well as snowboarders Werni Stock and Julia Marino, thanks to their unique styles and abilities, guaranteeing them all the chance to ride the innovative castle feature. The week of epic film and photo shoots culminates with the Public Big Air contest and Après Party on April 1st; a spectacle well worth witnessing in person!




This year’s castle feature is more creative than ever, catering to the athletes' individual styles while pushing the possibilities of skiing and snowboarding. It includes two main jumps, one measuring 29 metres from takeoff to landing, the other 23 metres. Additionally, it boasts multiple hips, transitions, step-up quarterpipes and the most jib options ever included on these castle features. The possibilities are literally endless.

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Joffrey Pollet-Villard. Photo by Klaus Polzer


This year’s roster is comprised of the crème de la crème in skiing and snowboarding. Numerous Olympic medalists, World Championship winners, X Games podium finishers and internationally renowned film stars will come together on one feature.

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Johanne Killi. Photo by Klaus Polzer
Queens (Ski)
Coline Ballet-Baz
Silvia Bertagna
Emma Dahlström
Mathilde Gremaud
Johanne Killi
Zuzana Stromkova
Giulia Tanno

Knights (Ski)

Noah Albaladejo
Daniel Hanka
Bene Mayr
Andri Ragettli
Christof Schenk
Taylor Seaton
Jesper Tjäder
David Wise
Oscar Wester

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David Wise. Photo by David Malacrida
Queens (Snowboard)

Jamie Anderson
Anna Gasser
Julia Marino
Klaudia Medlova
Silje Norendal
Spencer O’Brien
Kjersti Ostgaard-Buaas
Sarka Pancochova

Knights (Snowboard)

Sebbe De Buck
Simon Gruber
Darcy Sharpe
Seppe Smits
Werni Stock
Sven Thorgren

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And as with every year, four photographers will compete in a series of categories to win awesome prizes from our event partners.

Markus Rohrbacher
Flo Breitenberger
Erik Seo
Daniel Bergstål

The Suzuki Nine Royals takes place in Watles, Venosta Valley, South Tyrol, Italy on March 27th - April 1st, with the Public Contest Day going down on April 1st. For more information and updates on the event, visit, and

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