Two days of sunshine and soft snow has enabled the girls to ease into riding the castle, going bigger with every run, nailing back-to-back tricks, and getting more imaginative with the castle as the week goes on, especially now that the winds from earlier this week have calmed.

Emma Dahlstrom, Photo: Klauz Polzer

As Emma explains, "this is my fourth Nine Queens, and this is the best castle I've hit so far. You've got tons and tons of options; trannies everywhere, rails, jibs, some quarters... there's a bunch of stuff to do."

Keri Herman, Photo: Klaus Polzer

Head over to for more information regarding the many rider sessions such as our sunrise/sunset filming or heli-shoot, and for all of the insider info on Friday's Big Air contest.