Snowboarding — which scarcely existed 30 years ago and took over ski resorts around the world seemingly overnight, adding 5 million participants in two decades — has tumbled to earth recently. As the sport has been abandoned by participants and advertisers, equipment sales and sponsorship opportunities for athletes have dipped below their peak numbers of five years ago.
The Suzuki Nine Queens has made its name as an event where the world’s best female skiers and snowboarders gather for a unique session on a life-size snow castle featuring a massive kicker. The picturesque resort, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Austria will play host to a week of sunset and sunrise shoots starting the 13th of March leading up to the Big Air Contest on Friday 18th of March, 2016, a day not to miss. Do you have what it takes to ride with the queens? Send in your edit to the “Become a Queen” online video competition.