Swatch - The Nines
The 30th edition of THE NINES was fire!
Held this passed April in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, this winter’s THE NINES action sports event was a huge hit! Click the image for a video recap of the event.
First-ever Swatch snow obstacle
Take a look behind the scenes for the making of this one-of-a-kind snow feature, designed by Proteam athlete Nico Vuignier. It’s a BIG BOLD!
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This BIG BOLD feature started from a few rough sketches inspired by the famous downward spiral loop.
The sketches were turned into a 3D model that was used to guide construction of the snow feature.
Construction began shortly after, with work round the clock to bring this BIG BOLD obstacle to life!
At 8 meters deep with a 75° angle, designer Nico Vuignier had to wonder if it would work at all.
“It’s chill!” said Canadian freeskier Max Moffat, the first of many to try the Swatch snow feature.