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The Wanna be a Queen Online Video Contest is over and the five winners have been invited to join the Suzuki Nine Queens presented by O’Neill in Livigno, Italy from March 26th to 30th 2014. Heading to the chateau will be freeskiers Jamie Crane-Mauzy (USA), Julia Krass (USA) and Zuzana Stromková (SVK). Among the snowboard ladies Christy Prior (NZL) and Klaudia Medlova (SVK) stood out to the jury. Final preparations are taking place for the big welcome of the queens next week on Mottolino Fun Mountain!

Livigno/Italy, March 17th 2014 – The giant castle setup on Mottolino Fun Mountain keeps growing and growing, turning into the perfect feature for the girls to take their sport to the next level. The two huge kickers (22 m and 28 m table) feature a halfpipe in between, which in turn boasts a step-up transfer kicker leading out of the pipe into the landings of the kickers. In addition the setup is garnished with numerous jib elements such as down and kinked stair-sets, a down rail and a cannon gap feature. Check out the graphics of the castle!

With the addition of the Wanna be a Queen winners the riders list is now complete. The young newcomer and US Olympic team rider Julia Krass impressed the judges with a huge variety of different tricks on massive kickers in her edit. Jamie Crane-Mauzy, who last year turned heads at Nine Queens with her attempt to be the first female to stomp a Kangaroo flip, also sent in a winning clip. Welcome Jamie! Third invite goes to Zuzana Stromková, who might be attempting to better her Rodeo 900 from last year.

Out of the snowboard girls Christy Prior and Klaudia Medlova caught the eye of the judges. Christy Prior claims a well-deserved spot with her solid technique and unique style including a sweet switch 180 method, double backflip and a nollie backside tailslide bagle out on the rail. Klaudia Medlova showed one switch trick after the other, and perhaps, in addition to her switch backside 180 and switch backside rodeo she might try stomping that double backside rodeo at the event!

Check out the winners’ edits here:
Jamie Crane-Mauzy:
Julia Krass:
Zuzana Stromková:
Klaudia Medlova:
Christy Prior:

Check out all Wanna be a Queen edits here:

Riders list Freeski:
Eva Patscheider, AUT
Virginie Faivre, SUI
Katie Summerhayes, GBR
Kim Lamarre, CAN
Lisa Zimmermann, GER
Maude Raymond, CAN
Silvia Bertagna, ITA
Emma Dahlström, SWE
Grete Eliasson, NOR
Keri Herman, USA
Zuzana Stromková, SVK
Julia Krass, USA
Jamie Crane-Mauzy, USA

Riders list Snowboard:
Anna Gasser, AUT
Spencer O’Brien, CAN
Enni Rukajärvi, FIN
Jamie Anderson, USA
Nadja Purtschert, SUI
Silje Norendal, NOR
Jenny Jones, GBR
Kjersti Ostgaard-Buaas, NOR
Elena Könz, SUI
Kristiina Nisula, FIN
Birgit Rofner, AUT
Klaudia Medlova, SVK
Christy Prior, NZL

The program at a glance:

March 26 –28 non-public photo and film shootings
Saturday March 29: 10 am – 3 pm: Big Air competition, 3 pm: victory ceremony
Sunday March 30 from 10 pm on: Afterparty in Miky’s Pub

Find further details about the event and the WANNA BE A QUEEN Online Video Contest on and on facebook

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About Mottolino Fun Mountain:
Mottolino Fun Mountain is a skiing area of Livigno located in the Italian Alps. It is well known for its prime Snowpark, which has won several awards in Italy in recent years and is rated among the best ones in Europe: covering 120.000 m2 (more than 30 soccer fields) constructed from more than 170.000 m3 of snow. Fun is at the bottom of almost any activity which has led to a great variety over time. Not only has Mottolino hosted the highest music concert in the Italian mountains, the Ice Party, it has also been the home of three editions of the Burton European Open, seven editions of Burn River Jump and many times of the World Rookie Fest. In 2014 Mottolino will host the legendary NINE KNIGHTS freeski event, which will take place already for the third time in Italy, and this year for the first time also the NINE QUEENS freeski and snowboard event. The resort will provide enough snow for the shapers to build the massive, enchanted Nine Knights castle, which will remain in the beautiful mountains of the Mottolino skiing resort for a week. Do you want to know more about it? Check out our brand new webcam on:
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About Livigno:
Sitting right in the heart of the Alps, Livigno is the place to discover new winter sports: In Livigno, telemark skiing is living a second youth, freestyle has grown up and snowboarding found its first fans. Livigno has also hosted several editions of the Burton European Open, a top international event, which turned the resort into a real Mecca of snowboarding during the first years of the new millennium. The snow and ski areas are winter’s main attractions as Livigno provides an extensive and modern ski-lift network to its guests. Today, with more than 115 km of slopes and the Mottolino Snowpark, rated as the best European Resort at the World Snow Awards of London, this “Little Tibet” is a perfect choice for everyone, with or without a snowboard, to enjoy snow, shopping and après ski.
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