NineQueens Recap #1

Posted on  by Whiteout

The Schneestern shapers once again pulled out all the stops for the 9Queens event. This years  all-girls session featured both a ski and snowboard comp mixed into one. The setup included two massive kickers, one transfer kicker in the middle of a halfpipe, quarters and rails. Insanity at its best!

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Could anyone ask for anything more?

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In the midst of high-speed quads and old school twin-chairs sits the majestic 9Queens castle.

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Isa Derungs, who tied 3rd place alongside Jenny Jones from the UK, threw down massive rodeos and generally proved this session was all about having a good time.

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Elena Koenz going bigger than big.

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Burning fuel – snow cats took the riders to the top.

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Elena Koenz claimed victory today, becoming the first ever snowboarder to win at a 9Queens event. Congrats to her and all the girls that killed it today!

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Elena receiving hugs and high fives from Isa Derungs and Jenny Jones.

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Skiboots or snowboard boots, who cares. This is a mixed podium enjoying some champagne showers.

Text and photos by Aaron Schwartz

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