Courtesy of Simone Felsberger / eye|sprint communication
The Audi Nines 2018 fused Slopestyle and Snow Cross to create a revolutionary event! On Saturday the winners were crowned at the Audi Nines presented by Falken in Sölden, Austria. The athletes loved the unique combination of speed and creative obstacles. But also on a social level, the past six days at the Audi Nines brought Snow Cross and Slopestyle riders closer together. Mixing competitors from both disciplines created a whole new dynamic, as they brought their own interpretation of the SlopeX features and how to ride them.
Highlights of the week: It’s all about the loop!
The unique loop obstacle proved to be a highlight among the numerous innovative elements of the SlopeX course. For reigning Olympic Ski Cross Champion Brady Leman (CAN), a dream came true: “Since I was a kid, I always wanted to ski a loop!”
The obstacle also presented an opportunity for Jesper Tjäder (SWE) to do the first ever switch loop on skis.