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Tyre brand FALKEN will be this year's presenting partner for the Audi Nines, held in Sölden in Tyrol on 14 April 2018.
The Audi Nines present a combination of slopestyle and snow-cross action on a unique SlopeX course – a stunning array of ramparts and downhills created by 17 designers from around 200,000 m3 of snow in over three weeks, and tailored to skiers and snowboarders. This track enables athletes from both disciplines to showcase their skills, speed and style.
Held for the ninth time in 2018, the Audi Nines create a relaxed, easy-going atmosphere as an ideal setting where athletes can test their latest skills on the snow and in the air without the pressures of competition. The list of entrants reads like a Who's Who of the international winter sports scene. A total of 45 snow stars from twelve countries – including numerous Olympics entrants and medal-winners –are awaited. The best-known German attendees include freestyle skier Lisa Zimmermann, current World Champion in Slopestyle and member of the German Ski Association, and snowboarder Paul Berg, who won the second World Cup of the season at Val Thorens, France, in 2017. “We're proud and delighted to be working with Falken as our presenting partner", comments Nico Zacek, founder of the event and Managing Director of Distillery Concept & Creation GmbH, Innsbruck. “Falken and the Audi Nines share the same values of performance, perfection and innovation. We're looking forward to working together." “We chose to partner this event because the Audi Nines are the ultimate in inspiration and precision. We anticipate a unique and thrilling event in a stunning setting, which will reflect the FALKEN brand values and is therefore an excellent fit for us", comments Markus Bögner, COO Falken Tyre Europe GmbH, in explanation of the presenting partner role.