The Suzuki New School Picknick in the Worldcuparena Zauchensee brings some of the world’s best freeskiers to Austria! Next to last year's winner Tim Russel from the USA and the Australian shooting star Russ Henshaw, eight times X-Games medal-winner Jon Olsson has confirmed his participation!Sweden's Jon Olsson is the Kelly Slater of freestyle skiing. Whereever he shows up he causes furor – with or without twintips. No other European freeskier can look back on such a successful career. Olsson has already won an unbelievable eight medals at the American X-Games, which are the unofficial world championships of freeskiing. On Friday, March 16th 2007, Jon Olsson's jumps can be enjoyed at Austria's most important Big Air event for new school skiers, the Suzuki New School Picknick in the Woldcup Arena Zauchensee.Next to Olsson some more of the world’s best freestylers already confirmed their participation. Mike Wilson (USA), JF Houle (CAN) and Jakob Wester (SWE) also signed in on the “Picknick” a few days ago. A spectacular freestyle show is guaranteed when those athletes battle for victory and a brand new Suzuki Jimny!Austria's freestyle pride will be defended by Martin Misof from Innsbruck and Schladming’s Flo Wieser. Insiders give them good chances to end on the top end of the ranking. Misof and Wieser have already won some important international happenings as well!The entry to the Suzuki New School Picknick, on Friday, March 16th 2007 in the Worldcup Arena in Zauchensee is free. Not for free, but also more than worth being there, is the After-Party in the Schwimmbadhalle in Altenmarkt. The Austrian Hiphop acts Mundpropaganda and Texta will give their best to make you dance. The party starts at 21.00, the entry fee is 5 Euros. The program and all other important information are to be found on http://www.newschoolpicknick.com! Download the promo video from last year here! (6.1 MB .wmv)
The construction of the 2016 Suzuki Nine Queens castle has begun in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Austria. The 3D models will be transformed into snow ready for the all-female supersession taking place 13th to 18th of March 2016. Joining the world’s best, invited skiers and snowboarders are the “Become a Queen” online video competition winners Johanne Killi (NOR, Ski) and Julia Marino (USA, Snb) who demonstrated solid technique, style and creativity. Don’t miss the Big Air Contest on Friday, 18th of March.
The world class invited female skiers and snowboarders were making use of the full course at the the Suzuki Nine Queens, putting on a fun party train on the multifaceted jib feature in Serfaus - Fiss - Ladis, Austria
Since its inception, the Suzuki Nine Knights & Queens events have served as a platform enabling the best freeskiers—and eventually snowboarders—to develop and capture their most creative and technical riding. In the spring of 2017 the Knights and Queens will unite for the very first time in picturesque Watles, South Tyrol in Italy, to form the Suzuki Nine Royals. The invited female and male professional athletes will progress themselves and their sports on a huge snow castle for a week of photo and film shoots, beginning on the 27th of March and culminating with the Public Contest day on April 1st, 2017.
Here's a look at how the U.S. Revolution Tour, Mount St. Louis Moonstone FIS NorAm, Canadian Open Tour, Excelent Soldiers, European Freeski Open, SFR Freestyle Tour Halfpipe Finals and Freeski World Cup Corvatsch have affected the AFP World Tour Rankings.