Every year, there’s one week in particular where sleep is overrated and long editing nights are usually on top of the agenda. However you wanna call it: The Audi Nines is always one of the most exciting weeks of the winter season. It’s my job as one of the event photographers to cover every little moment, from sponsor integrations to all of the enormous airtime, as well as possible. Most of the time, there is not much room for extraordinary angles or creativity, but this awesome playground, paired with the outstanding skiing and snowboarding action during the whole week, allow my creative juices to flow easily. It takes not much more than the obligatory sunset or sunrise to make my finger flutter on the camera trigger during the Audi Nines. And, this year, a last-minute appearance by the Dark Lord was just the icing on the cake.