Interview & photos: Ethan Stone
Name: Emma Dahlström
Hometown: Torsby, Sweden
How many times have you been to Nine Queens?
This is my third year at Nine Queens. Last year I couldn’t make it because I had an injury, but I’m really happy to be back.
What do you think of the feature this year?
It’s insane. It’s definitely the most insane thing that I’ve ever seen built. It’s massive and there’s endless opportunities to do things.
How has it been to ride it?
It’s been cool. I just love to hang around with all the girls. It’s a really good atmosphere up here and the weather has been keeping good, so it’s been a fun week.
This is the first Nine Queens with snowboarders, how did that work out?
I think we can learn a lot from them. They always have good style, and I like how they grab their boards in different ways. So we have a lot to learn from them.
How has life changed for you after competing in the Olympics?
It hasn’t changed that much I reckon. There's more support from the Swedish Olympic Committee these days, which is really nice. Otherwise there’s a little more media around the sport, which is great because we can reach out to more people. Otherwise it's still the same chill atmosphere.
Howd the big air comp go for you today?
I’m really happy about how I did. I made the jumps I wanted to do and got them down quite clean. It put me in second place so I’m really happy.
Shoutout to another Queen?
Definitely Jessika [Jenson], the snowboarder. She did such a sick cork 7, I think it was a mute, or indy, whatever. We have a lot to learn from them. And also to Lisa Zimmermann for taking home the competition on the skiing side. The switch 10 was sick.