PR - NineQueensBigAirLivigno - Mar14

Livigno, Italy March 17th 2014 – The giant castle setup on Mottolino Fun Mountain keeps growing and growing, slowly turning into the perfect feature for the girls to take their sport to the next level. The two huge kickers (22m and 28m table) feature a halfpipe in between, which in turn boasts a step-up transfer kicker leading out of the pipe into the landings of the kickers. In addition the setup is garnished with numerous jib elements such as down and kinked stair-sets, a down rail and a cannon gap feature. Check out the graphics of the castle!

With the addition of the Wanna be a Queen winners, the riders list is now complete. Christy Prior claims a well-deserved spot with her solid technique and unique style including a sweet switch 180 method, double backflip and a nollie backside tailslide bagle-out on the rail. Klaudia Medlova showed one switch trick after the other, and perhaps, in addition to her switch backside 180 and switch backside rodeo she might try stomping that double backside rodeo at the event!

Klaudia Medlova: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrpU6it-6b4 

Christy Prior: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JSTllS2npY

Check out all Wanna be a Queen edits: www.ninequeens.com/wanna-be-a-queen-snb

The program at a glance:

March 26th–28th, non-public photo and film shoots

Saturday, March 29th, 10am–3pm: Big Air competition, 3pm: Prize giving

Sunday, March 30th from 10pm: Afterparty in Miky’s Pub

Riders List:

Anna Gasser, AUT

Spencer O’Brien, CAN

Enni Rukajärvi, FIN

Jamie Anderson, USA

Nadja Purtschert, SUI

Silje Norendal, NOR

Jenny Jones, GBR

Kjersti Ostgaard-Buaas, NOR

Elena Könz, SUI

Kristiina Nisula, FIN

Birgit Rofner, AUT

Klaudia Medlova SVK

Christy Prior NZL

 

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About Mottolino Fun Mountain:

Mottolino Fun Mountain is a skiing area of Livigno located in the Italian Alps. It is well known for its prime Snowpark, which has won several awards in Italy in recent years and is rated among the best ones in Europe: covering 120.000 m2 (more than 30 soccer fields) constructed from more than 170.000 m3 of snow. Fun is at the bottom of almost any activity which has led to a great variety over time. Not only has Mottolino hosted the highest music concert in the Italian mountains, the Ice Party, it has also been the home of three editions of the Burton European Open, seven editions of Burn River Jump and many times of the World Rookie Fest. In 2014 Mottolino will host the legendary NINE KNIGHTS freeski event, which will take place already for the third time in Italy, and this year for the first time also the NINE QUEENS freeski and snowboard event. The resort will provide enough snow for the shapers to build the massive, enchanted Nine Knights castle, which will remain in the beautiful mountains of the Mottolino skiing resort for a week. Do you want to know more about it? Check out our brand new

webcam on: http://www.mottolino.com/info/WebCam.aspx?p=P2

For more info visit: www.mottolino.com or http://www.facebook.com/MottolinoFunMountain

About Livigno:

Sitting right in the heart of the Alps, Livigno is the place to discover new winter sports: In Livigno, telemark skiing is living a second youth, freestyle has grown up and snowboarding found its first fans. Livigno has also hosted several editions of the Burton European Open, a top international event, which turned the resort into a real Mecca of snowboarding during the first years of the new millennium. The snow and ski areas are winter’s main attractions as Livigno provides an extensive and modern ski-lift network to its guests. Today, with more than 115 km of slopes and the Mottolino Snowpark, rated as the best European Resort at the World Snow Awards of London, this “Little Tibet” is a perfect choice for everyone, with or without a snowboard, to enjoy snow, shopping and après ski. For more info visit: http://www.livigno.eu or http://www.facebook.com/LivignoFeelTheAlps