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Livigno, Italy

Photograph By Ethan Stone

The fourth annual Nine Queens women's "progression session" concluded Sunday in Livigno, Italy. A freeski-only event in previous years, this time around snowboarders joined in on the week-long photo and video shoot and big air contest, held on a massive castle-themed feature.

The event was relocated to Livigno, which is the site of the similarly-themed Nine Knights men's event, due to a low snow year at the Austrian resort of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, where Nine Queens is usually held. The Nine Knights feature was modified slightly to accommodate both men and women.