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SWATCH NINES

SKI AND SNOWBOARD

When the Swatch Nines was founded 16 years ago, it started on the snow. Since then, this small event has grown to become one of the longest-standing and most well-renowned events in skiing and snowboarding. Over the years, many records have been broken, world-firsts have been achieved, and new athletes have cemented their names in snow sports culture. The 2024 edition of Swatch Nines was no different.

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HIGHLIGHTS'24

Get a glimpse into the Swatch Nines experience with the official 2024 highlight video, ‘This Is It’. And get ready: Swatch Nines Snow will return to Schilthorn in April 2025!

CREATORS CABIN

DESIGNING A DREAMLAND

The set-up is a product of months of intensive collaboration between athletes, designers and park builders. The process of designing the setup began at a creative workshop in October 2023, where the first sketches were made. Since then the features have evolved into their final form, steered by input from riders like Jesper Tjäder (SKI, SWE), Fridtjof “Fridge” Tischendorf (SNB, NOR) and Alex Hackel (SKI, USA).


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“Being involved in the ideation process for the Swatch Nines course is absolutely insane. I can’t believe how much input they actually take from the athletes. It’s really like a blank slate: Everyone just draws up their ideas and argues for why their idea would be cool. You hear someone else’s idea and start to build new ideas off of that. It’s absolutely insane that they give us that opportunity, because if you understand how big these features are and what level the Nines are doing it at, the fact that you’re involved in it is mind-blowing.” - Alex Hackel (SKI, USA)

THIS WAS THE PERFECT HIP

2024

4 feature tiers
16 days of build time
18 days of snow collection prior to the build (all natural snow)
21 snowpark builders (4 snowcat drivers, 3 excavator operators, 14 shapers)
21 meters - height of the hip landing
2515 m.a.s.l. - elevation of the venue
60000 cubic meters of snow


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