Suzuki Nine Knights SKI and SNB is a freestyle skiing and snowboarding event like no other in the world. This year’s event will occur April 5 – 10, 2015 in Mottolino Fun Mountain, Livigno Italy. Created by Nico Zacek, the idea of Nine Knights is to gather some of the world’s best freeskiers and snowboarders along with photographers and film makers, for a weeklong event to document the athletes in a fun, creative and pressure free environment where the beauty of the sport and the spectacular moves by the athletes can be recorded and shared.
The most unique part are the obstacles that Nine Knights creates for the athletes. The castle-like feature typically sits on a picturesque spot on the mountain helping create some amazing photos and video. In order to enhance the images and video, events take place at sunrise, sunset, at night. Footage is recorded from various angles including from a helicopter.
Even if you can’t attend the event, be sure to check out their website for some of the photos and videos from the event. Below is a highlight clip from the 2015 Suzuki Nine Queens Event which occurred March 15-20, 2015 in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in the Austrian Alps.
Below are some of the images planned for the castle for the men’s competition in Livigno: