The Suzuki Nine Queens is a unique media event. It brings together some of the world’s best freeskiers and snowboarders, as well as, photographers and film makers, for a week long super session that offers extraordinary shooting and riding options.
The aim is to document the athletes in a fun, creative and pressure free environment, an ideal setting for progression. Together creating breathtaking images and footage often at sunrise and sunset, sometimes from the helicopter. The public highlights is the Big Air competition.
- Riders: 9 invited world-class athletes both in freeski and snowboard, plus special guests and qualifiers.
- Wild Card Qualification: “Become a Queen?” Online Video Qualifications
- Winning categories: Overall Champion, Best Style, Best Trick & Big Air winners.
- Other: Action sports photographers compete in a creative photo contest
“It feels awesome to be part of the progression of women’s snowboarding!” Jamie Anderson (USA, snb) (2015)
“Best female session of all time” – Spencer O’Brien (CAN, snb)(2015)
“It is an amazing opportunity that most freeskiing women had been dreaming of! The ski industry is full of great events which are for the guys only. We will get the chance to have the full media attention and the best riding conditions to show the freeskiing world how hard we are ripping. All that will happen at an especially designed obstacle, the “chateau”, which will allow the girls to push their limits and to progress our sport. Nine Queens is going to offer us the perfect environment to bring female freeskiing to the next level! ” -Virginie Faivre –