The records have been smashed and the tricks have been stomped. Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy a deep dive into the world of this year’s Swatch Nines at Schilthorn, Switzerland with the event recap edit.

This year’s highlight edit takes a different approach to encapsulating the Swatch Nines experience. Instead of a few minutes packed with action, the 2024 recap takes a more documentary approach to show the event from several angles, from entertaining and insightful behind-the-scenes moments to the utmost peak of the action.

Alex Hackel. Photo by Theo Acworth


To cap off an exciting week, the Riders’ Choice Awards bestowed honors on the session’s top performers as chosen by their peers. Eight riders claimed a total of nine awards, with Patrick Hofmann winning Creative Edge as well as SNB Male Best Trick. The coveted MVP awards for the Most Valuable Players went to Chaeun Lee (SNB, KOR)—who celebrated his 18th birthday at Swatch Nines—and the indefatigable Jesper Tjäder (SKI, SWE), from whom no feature was safe.

Kim Gubser breaking the world record of highest ski air on a hip (14.6 metres / 47.9 feet). Photo by Theo Acworth


New Nine: Vincent Veile

Creative Edge: Patrick Hofmann

GoPro High Vibes: Juho Laine
Best Trick SNB Male: Patrick Hofmann, Backside Double 1080

Best Trick SNB Female: Brooke D’Hondt, Backside 360

Best Trick SKI Male: Juho Saastamoinen, Double Front Flip Knuckle Front Flip
Best Trick SKI Female: Megan Oldham, Flatspin 360 Japan

MVP SNB: Chaeun Lee

MVP SKI: Jesper Tjäder


Jesper Tjäder. Photo by Theo Acworth

“It feels amazing to be voted MVP, especially at a rider-voted event. When the other riders like your riding, it feels even more amazing.” —Jesper Tjäder (SKI, SWE)

Vincent Veile. Photo by Theo Acworth

“After nine years of applying to the Become A Nine video contest, finally I got to be a part of Swatch Nines. I’m super happy to have been there and to ride this setup with the world’s best athletes for a week. Winning the award for New Nine simply made the week even more unforgettable.” —Vincent Veile (SKI, GER)

Megan Oldham. Photo by Klaus Polzer

“I’m beyond excited to win the Best Trick award this year at Swatch Nines. This year’s setup was a little out of my typical comfort zone, because I rarely ride halfpipe or transition features. That being said, being able to put down a trick I’m stoked on is really rewarding.” —Megan Oldham (SKI, CAN)

Juho Saastamoinen. Photo by Klaus Polzer

“Winning the Best Trick was like the icing on the cake. While I was already celebrating the best week of my season with all the homies, it turned out to be even better on the very last night. Thanks to everybody involved, hope to see you again!” —Juho Saastamoinen (SKI, FIN)

Finley Melville Ives. Photo by Theo Acworth

“The vibe here is insane. It’s so chill and so different from other competitions and events throughout the season. I’m just really happy to be here and trying to have as much fun as possible. Everyone is just having fun and trying to go as big as possible. So many people did new things, so many crazy tricks went down, so many world records. It was really crazy to see.” —Finley Melville Ives (SKI, NZL)

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