NINE QUEENS hosted by Virginie Faivre - The rider’s list is in!

NINE QUEENS hosted by Virginie Faivre - The rider’s list is in!

Move over boys because the world’s best freeskiing girls are about to step-in, start-up, and storm the castle at the Nine Queens Freeski event at Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Austria’s mountain wonderland of Tyrol from 11-16 March 2013 with a huge contest day on March 16th, starting at 10am.

The brand new video trailer is online:

Innsbruck (AUT) February 19th, 2013 - O'Neillteam rider Virginie Faivre, 2010 halfpipe world champion and five times winnerof the European Freeski Open, will host this royal congregation at "TheChateau", a uniquely shaped and massive snow obstacle built by the twistedminds at Schneestern, Europe's premier park shapers. The castle is formed fromover 50,00m3 of snow and with integrated kickers, rails and jibs it will givethe athletes the chance to really test their skills, being able to grab up to27 metres of airtime!


Before the specially invited media professionals, thegirls will have a week to showcase their outstanding skills; with dedicatedheli-filming and photo sessions all aimed at delivering the best opportunityfor the girls to progress the sport of freeskiing.

As Her Royal Flyness Virginie Faivre says, "I amtotally pumped for it all to start to be honest. We have the crème de la crèmeof freeskiing here, the best girls in the world, and with a whole week to playon what has to be the most amazing obstacle that I have ever seen, it is sureto be a fantastic show!"

Joining Virginie to battle it out at the 2013 NineQueens are some of the top names in world of freeskiing. Norwegian TirilSjaastad Christiansen, winner of the slopestyle gold medal at the 2013 X-Gamesin Aspen, brings a skibag full of her trademark flow. Kaya Turski, 2012 X-Gamesgold medalist, hails from Canada and isn't afraid to throw down a 1080 or two.Estonia's wunderkind, 12-year old Kelly Sildaru debuted at the Nine Queens in2011 and the strength of her performances showed that she is a genuine star inthe making. Eva Patscheider is representing the local Austrian contingent.


Here's the complete list of starters:

1. Virginie Faivre (SUI)

2. Keri Herman (USA)

3. Eveline Bhend (SUI)

4. Kaya Turski (CAN)

5. Anna Segal (AUS)

6. Eva Patscheider (AUT)

7. Emma Dahlström (SWE)

8. Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen (NOR)

9. Jen Hudak (USA)

10. Grete Eliassen (USA)

11. Lena Stoffel (GER)

12. Kelly Sildaru (EST)


The Nine Queens will reach its peak when a huge number of spectators are expected for the official Contest Day on Saturday, 16 March, offering everyone the chance for an up-close and personal public viewing. The event will finish with a big party at Patschi, Serfaus, hosted by



Program Overview


Monday 11 – Friday 15 March

Closed photo sessions and media focused projects


Saturday 16 March:

10.00 – 3.00pm       Big Air Competition

3pm                            prize giving

From 10pm Afterparty at Patschi's by Sweet Protection and


More details about the event and an overview of the CONTOUR WANNA BE A QUEEN online video competition where we invite any girls out there who think they'd like to mix it with the Nine Queens to submit their best videos for a chance to join us in Serfaus Fiss Ladis at



Further info about Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis


The winter sports paradise Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis with its three historical villages is located on a sunny high plateau above the Tyrolean Inn Valley, framed by the mighty 3000-metre Samnaun mountains and the Ötztal Alps. Here winter sports fans have the choice of 212 km of superbly groomed ski runs, of which 131 km are at over 2000 m altitude, 119 km of cross-country skiing trails – groomed daily –, 70 cable 70 different modes of transportation, freeride slopes, terrain parks, and the whole gamut of winter fun sports. With the Kinderschneealm childrens' entertainment centre, the Murmlipark and Berta's Kinderland, excellent ski schools, all-day childcare, separate children's restaurants and many other family-friendly attractions one can safely say that Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis has one of the best winter offering for families, and has indeed been commended several times as the most family-friendly resort in the Alps.