The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits high in Switzerland’s Bernese Alps will make for an amazing backdrop for video and photographic content of star athletes and emerging talents hitting the course with total freedom of creative expression. Capping off the event, a public-access day on Saturday will give everyone a chance to witness the evolution of snow sports firsthand.
COLLABORATIVE DESIGN AND AN ALL-NEW SKATE PARK
This year’s Swatch Nines is a collaborative effort, with the Swatch Proteam and other athletes joining forces with course shapers and architects to create innovative jump features. This result is a cutting-edge snow park that is sure to challenge athletes and drive unparalleled creativity and progression in the sport.
The hotly anticipated 2023 course pushes organic shapes and futuristic lines to a new level, featuring jumps with takeoffs in every direction for thrilling group hits. Further down, inventive elements such as tunnels and half-spheres encircle a mind-blowing Swatch Nines Skate Bowl and encourage riders to discover new lines and limitless combinations of tricks.
The full Swatch Nines course renders can now be found on YouTube and Instagram.
MASTERS OF SNOW AND MORE FROM AROUND THE WORLD
The Swatch Proteam will be out in force with an exceptional lineup of international athletes. On the snow course, there will be Swiss snowboarding stars Pat Burgener, Canadian snowboarder Laurie Blouin, Swiss skier Nico Vuignier and Canadian skier Max Moffat. In the Swatch Nines Skate Bowl, expect next-level performances from Canadian skateboarder Andy Anderson, British mountain biker Sam Pilgrim and French flatland BMX master Matthias Dandois. And with this one-of-a-kind skate bowl challenge, expect more surprise stars to brave the Alpine trek to take part in the fun!
A complete list of athletes scheduled to attend is available on the Swatch Nines website (https://www.thenines.cc).