AFTER NINE YEARS OF BLOWING MINDS, THE NINE KNIGHTS FRANCHISE HAS RE-INVENTED ITSELF WITH A NEW TITLE SPONSOR AND A NEW EVENT FORMAT BLENDING SLOPESTYLE AND SKIERCROSS. MEET THE AUDI NINES, PRESENTED BY FALKEN.
Well, come to the future!
From April 9th - 14th, the Audi Nines presented by Falken in Sölden, Austria will provide the ultimate playground to the world’s best snow sports athletes in the history of the event—with the cutting-edge SlopeX concept, created by riders for riders.
Sounds exciting doesn’t it!
TRAILER 2018 | THE AUDI NINES PRESENTED BY FALKEN
Jesper Tjäder gets creative at last year's Nine Royals event. Sequence: David Malacrida
For its 10th edition, the Audi Nines not only invited the best free skiers and snowboarders on the planet, but also a handful of selected legends, along with the who's who of the ski and snowboard cross community. With an all-new discipline called SlopeX, the Audi Nines has brought together racing and freestyle in one unique course. The end section, which rounds out the course and concludes things with a bang, provides not only one of the biggest jumps we ever built, but also a gigantic quarter pipe. Take a walk through this year's massive course in Sölden with Sebbe de Buck and James 'Woodsy' Woods.
In 2016 skier David Wise broke the world record for highest air on a hip at the Nine Knights "The Perfect Hip" event. Photo: David Malacrida
The Audi Nines SlopeX course preview
This event will have the craziest set-up so far,” says snowboarder Sebbe de Buck, who was a regular at Nine Knights and Royals events in recent years and participated in the design process of the new course. “There’s a race course with flowy sections as well as big jumps and rails, all in one.”
For more information on the event, visit audinines.com
LONG LIVE THE AUDI NINES!