Being the host of the second edition of the Nine Queens, I was really excited to welcome back all the best slopestyle skier girls for an incredible week of shooting and fun in Fiss, Austria. A new spot and a new feature made the queens, photographers and cameramen more than happy. The castle was once again a piece of art shaped perfectly by the Schneestern crew. The sun was shining everyday, giving us the opportunity to organize a heli session, sunset & sunrise shoots and a special night shooting where we celebrated Sarah. At the end of the week, everybody was exhausted but still smiling. The Nine Queens 2012 were a great success and contributed again in the evolution of women freeskiing. A huge thanks to all the person involved that made this amazing week unforgettable : the organizing crew with Nico, Carla & Stefan; the queens; the photographers & cameramen; the shapers and the sponsors!


Photo credit: Klaus Polzer

With Nico Zacek & Carla, thanks guys for organizing such a sick event

Silvia & Caja Schoepf

Welcome dinner - photo credit: Klaus Polzer

Kaya, Ashley, Nico & Emilia - photo credit: Klaus Polzer

Photo credit: Flo Breitenberger

Ashley Battersby dropping in switch

Waiting for the heli

Our local starter & speaker, Eva Patscheider
Kaya Turski

Anna Segal

With Emilia Wint & Keri - photo credit: Klaus Polzer

Sean, Nico & Stefan checking the last details before the night shooting

Silvia & Eveline on their way back up

Julie Benard

Keri Herman

Emma Dahlstrom

Emma Dahlstrom

Eveline Bhend

Mounia, Kaya, Anna, Ashley & Jen Hudak

Photo credit: Klaus Polzer

Photo credit: Klaus Polzer

Eveline, Mounia, myself, Julie & Dan Carr - photo credit: Pierre Augier

The award ceremony

One beautiful shot of Dan Carr, the big winner of the week

Silvia Bertagna

Best trick for Silvia, the contest winner with a switch 1080 Ashley Battersby & ruler of the week Emma

With the frenchies, Julie Benard & Coline Ballet-Baz

With the queens, see you all next year

For more infos, with the final results and all the best pictures taken during the week for the photo contest, you should check our website :