The Queens of international freeskiing have been slayingit amongst the picturesque peaks of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol, Austria. Withthe spectacular 'Chateau' serving as the centrepiece, the ladies have beendelivering a killer show for the accompanying photographers and filmers.
Many sessions have gone down in and around the 40,000cubic metres of snow that give rise to the Chateau and Jib Tower, delicatelyshaped by the unmatched talents of the Schneestern shaper crew. A Flying Bulls helicopterfilmed from the air for two amazing sessions, while the ladies went massiveover the 23-meter jump and took unique lines through the tunnels.
Between major sessions photographers and filmerscompeting in the film and photo contests selected individual riders to getcreative with; shooting lifestyles in traditional dirndl dresses and getting experimentalwith their angles and flash set-ups as the girls hit the jib feature in thesearch for that winning shot. As the sun set, the entire Chateau was lit bycountless coloured lights accentuating the Nine Queens fairy tale. Although animpenetrable fog made shooting the jump impossible, the mystical atmospheremade created perfect photo opportunities on the jibs. There was even time forthe ladies to let their hair down and dress up in traditional Tyrolean 'dirndl'dresses as part of the 'Lifestyle Photo' challenge.
The busy schedule has not phased the Queens one bitas they continuously push the limit during every session. The first highlightvideo will definitely make many jaws drop; it is a testament to the evolutionof the sport and the endless possibilities of freeskiing.
Be sure to stay tuned for the main highlight video ofthe entire Nine Queens event, to be released next week that will simultaneouslyblow your mind and your socks off, as we have saved all the absolute bangershots for it.
If you can't wait that long, why not come to thegrand finale of the Nine Queens on Saturday, the Big Air competition. Theladies have been practicing all week for the competition where all the biggesttricks will be put down to impress the judges. It is open to the public andseeing the action on the Chateau in real life is definitely worth checking out,not to mention the infamous Nine Queens after party presented by SweetProtection and downdays.eu at Patschi's. We hope to see you there.