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What it takes

Photograph By Ethan Stone

A crew of twelve terrain park builders from six countries worked for over two weeks to create a one-of-a-kind event setup for the Queens. The design featured two kickers divided by a halfpipe, as well as enough rails and creative transitions to keep the ladies busy for four days of photo and video shooting.

"The feature this year is definitely the most insane thing I've ever seen built on snow," said skier Emma Dahlstrm, who placed second in the big air competition.