NOTHING QUITE LIKE IT: THE NINES RETURNS


Thirty events. Fourteen years. Four countries. One mission: creating an unparalleled platform to express human talent, camaraderie and progression in action sports, from skiing and snowboarding to mountain biking and beyond. From April 4th – 9th, 2022, The Nines will return to Crans-Montana in the beautiful Swiss canton of Valais. This historic 30th edition will continue the event’s long-standing tradition of pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in freestyle sports and feature designs. 

The sprawling sports infrastructure of Crans-Montana’s Alaïa Group—including a wave pool, skateparks, snowpark and of course, the massive Nines snow features—means that the action will keep pumping both on and off the slopes. A hand-selected squad of top international skiers and snowboarders will convene at this veritable freestyle paradise for six days of film and progression sessions in The Nines’ unique non-competitive format, producing some of the most eye-catching content of the year.


Antoine Adelisse. Photo by Florian Breitenberger

Some of the top names in freeskiing and snowboarding have already confirmed their attendance. Among them are luminaries like Zeb Powell (USA, SNB), Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (NZL, SNB) Marcus Kleveland (NOR, SNB), Matej Svancer (AUT, SNB), Anna Gasser (AUT, SNB), Jesper Tjäder (SWE, Ski), Sebbe De Buck (BEL, SNB) Taylor Brooke Lundquist, (USA, Ski) and Tess Ledeux (FRA, Ski). And the list continues to grow…


Jesper Tjäder. Photo by Markus Fischer

Red Bull Phenom X Become A Nine

Entries are also open now for the Red Bull Phenom X Become A Nine wildcard video contest, through which an additional four riders—men and women, ski and snowboard—can qualify for an invite to this future session. More information on how to enter the Red Bull Phenom X Become A Nine contest is available at thenines.cc/crans-montana/rb-phenom-x-become-a-nine/.


David Wise. Photo by Theo Acworth

The Nines Public Day: Saturday 9th April 

However, you don’t need to be the next big thing in freestyle snowsports to get in on the fun. On 9th April, The Nines Public Day will invite all comers to Crans-Montana’s Plaine Morte glacier to witness the madness for themselves. Sports fans of all persuasions won’t want to miss this special opportunity to watch all of the action at The Nines in person.

For more information on The Nines, visit thenines.cc.

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