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10 Hours at Nine Knights

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Photograph By Ethan Stone

The Nine Knights Freeskiing Super Session just wrapped up in Livigno, Italy. We go behind the scenes to show what goes on during the entire day. Here, German pro freeskier and Nine Knights organizer Nico Zacek catches a ride on the back of a snowcat as pro mountain biker Andi Wittmann watches on. Since most of the skiing at Nine Knights takes place in the afternoon and evening to catch the best light for filming, most of the athletes are just waking up now. But Nico has been up since 7 a.m., first checking out the work of event film editors from yesterday, and now participating in a photo shoot with Wittmann.