What started three years ago as an experiment of Germany’s role model freeski pro Nico Zacek has developed into one of the most anticipated events in the freeskiing world down to the present day. Almdudler Nine Knights presented by Fiat has a simple goal: To help revolutionalize the sport of freesking in terms of unprecedented features, tricks and creativity.

photo: Christoph Schoch

Nico Zacek and his team have worked hard over the last few months to fulfill these high expectations and are now ready to present another first-class event on the Nebelhorn and the Skiing Area Fellhorn-Kanzelwand in Oberstdorf from April 19 - 25. One of the biggest novelties is the introduction of a second medieval feature, located close to the Almdudler Fellhorn Park. The construction plans for both features are still top secret, but be sure that there is no other topic on Nico’s and the Schneestern crew’s agenda that gets more attention than planning some mind-blowing obstacles.

Nico Zacek. photo: Christoph Schoch

After the young Swede Henrik Harlaut won the Nine Knights title for the last two years in a row, Nico Zacek decided to challenge E'Dollo and invite one of the most innovative freeskiers of his generation, and one of Henrik’s best friends: Tom Wallish. Big names like Fiat Freestyle team rider Tobi Reindl, JF Houle and Laurent Favre will round out the 2010 squad of Knights. But a true royal suite would not be complete without a queen and a princess, represented through Canada’s one and only Sarah Burke and Germany’s Fiat Freestyle team rider Caja Schöpf.

Laurent Favre. photo: Christoph Schoch

But the final riders’ list is not complete yet! Once again, through the open online video qualification "Wanna be a Knight?" every talented freeskier has the chance to apply and join the royal suite at the Almdudler Nine Knights presented by Fiat 2010. So enter now...

The Nine Knights

Nico Zacek

Tom Wallish

Henrik Harlaut

Laurent Favre

Tobi Reindl

JF Houle

Thomas Hlawitschka

Paddy Graham

Bene Mayr

The Queen: Sarah Burke

The Princess: Caja Schöpf

+ Special Guests: More top stars about to be confirmed soon.

Schedule

Monday, April 19 – Friday, April 23: Shooting days

Saturday, April 24: Contest day, open to the public

Saturday, April 24 @ 8 pm: Afterparty @ Hörbar, Oberstdorf

Features

1st Castle: (located at Nebelhorn, Germany)

Innovative multi-feature with 35,000 square meters of snow

Creator: Nico Zacek/Schneestern

2nd Castle: (located at Fellhorn, Germany/Austria)

Castle-styled mega kicker construction with 25,000 square meters of snow

Creator: Tobi Reindl/Schneestern

For more information check out http://www.nineknights.com


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