The Audi Nines Workshop
Apart from the new partnership with Audi, the biggest breakthrough in 2018 is the merger of snow-cross and slopestyle athletes riding on the newly developed SlopeX course. The concept combines the best elements of both disciplines: speed and creativity. The track and jumps were designed by a selected group of top athletes in a creative workshop at the Audi Experience Centre, hosted by the new title sponsor in October. The course is yet to be revealed by event founder Nico Zacek.
While at the creative workshop, Olympic athlete Kjersti Buaas remarked: “Ski- and Snowboard Cross will add an aspect of diversity to this event. They are bringing in their speed and they challenge us differently. Together we can create something new.”