Nine Knights 2009: Freeskiers rock the castle

Germany’s best known freeski pro, Nico Zacek and his team, have done their homework in summer and are now ready to present another high class event on the Nebelhorn in Oberstdorf from April 13th to April 18th.

Zwei der neun Freeski-Ritter über der Schneeburg.  Foto: Daniel SchiesslAfter the big success of last year, many top freeskiers of the world will come back to Oberstdorf again, and activate their incredible skiing skills to reach the glory of Knighthood, following the code of conduct “bigger, faster, better”.

The league of riders coming from North America, Scandinavia and Central Europe are excitedly looking forward to their last season highlight. Stars like the X-Games second Laurent Favre, winner of the Red Bull Playstreets Oscar Scherlin, US-Open winner JF Houle and the German mega-talent Bene Mayr guarantee freeski action on its highest level. Responsible for the media output are the elite of photographers & film crews from all over the world, who will also do their best to achieve Knighthood in the “Knight’s Tournament of the media”. And with our new main sponsor Almdudler, refreshment throughout the week will be guaranteed for all participants as well as visitors.

Awaited eagerly are the new castle-kicker-constructions which were developed by Nico in collaboration with the crew of Schneestern Parks. Everyone who saw the impressive monument the shapers carved from the snow last year has only a little idea of what we can expect this year. The construction plans are still top secret, but be sure that the feature will be even more functional and will offer some never seen innovations.

Sprung in der Dunkelheit.  Copyright: Stefan Eigner
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Nissan Tram Face 2009.  Copyright: C. Margot
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