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!
"BECOME A ROYAL" WINNING VIDEOS
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.
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.
Sebbe De Buck
And as with every year, four photographers will compete in a series of categories to win awesome prizes from our event partners.