Last week the biggest only girls invitational, called Nine Queens, was held in Serfaus/ Austria. Nico Zacek and the Schneestern Crew built for us the most amazing obstacle I’ve ever hit. It was not just a Kicker, it was a castle, let’s say “Le Chateau”. With bluebird and sun all week, nice people, great photographers, strong Queens and everything around, the atmosphere was just great.
The Queens, besides the hosting Queen Virginie Faivre, included Kaya Turski, Ashley Battersby, Sarah Burke, Eva Patscheider, Keri Hermann, Maria Bagge, Emma Dahlström, Kim Lamarre, Maude Raymond, Emilia Wint, Anna Segal, 9 years old Kelly Sildaru and myself. The level was really high and you could also see two first switch 1080s of Kaya Turski and Maria Bagge, who also won the Comp on Friday.
It was definitely the best event, I’ve ever been invited to and I can’t wait to hit the castle next year again. The pictures and the film material turned out beautiful and we’ll all see a great output. With the Nine Queens Invitational 2011, a high standard in the world of women’s freeskiing was set and will show how strong also the Queens can be.
Here are some pictures of the jump and the session during the week.