The celebrated MTB event heads for the Austrian Alps from the 10th to the 14th of September, accompanied by the BYND The Mountain Festival.

Erik Fedko Photo By Klaus Polzer

This fall, Swatch Nines MTB will make its debut at an exciting new location in Sölden, Austria. From the 10th to the 14th of September, this stunning venue in the Austrian Alps will play host to Swatch Nines’ unique blend of innovative course design and international MTB talent.

Action from Kade Edwards Photo from THEO ACWORTH

In addition, the Bike Republic Sölden Festival BYND The Mountain, held from the 13th to the 15th of September, will provide an exciting companion event for all MTB fans.

Action from Peter Kaiser Photo By THEO ACWORTH


Dates: 10–14 September 2024

Location: Bike Republic Sölden, Austria

Public Day: 14th of September 2024, in conjunction with Bike Republic Sölden Festival BYND The Mountain

Since its founding in 2011, Swatch Nines MTB has served as a friendly antagonist to the world of competitive mountain biking by creating eye-catching experimental playgrounds for athletes to express themselves and push their limits in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere.

Action from Harriet Burbidge Smith Photo By THEO ACWORTH

For this year’s event, in line with the motto “Let’s leave a legacy,” Swatch Nines invited a panel of riders including Erik Fedko (GER), Lukas Schäfer (GER), Peter Kaiser (AUT) and others to design two world-class freeride and slopestyle lines. Both lines will remain open to the public after the event, providing the mountain bike scene with a lot of fun for many years to come.

SWATCH Peter Kaiser Photo from MAblinger


Over two dozen top athletes have already confirmed their attendance at Swatch Nines MTB 2024. They include bike legends such as Sam Pilgrim (GBR), Caroline Buchanan (AUS) and Nicholi Rogatkin (USA) as well as up-and-coming talents like Patricia Druwen (GER) and Tobey Miley (GER). More riders will be announced via Swatch Nines social channels in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

DAY 2 SWATCH Casey Brown Photo from Mortiz Ablinger

New MTB talents discovered via BYND pre-event and the Become A Nine contest at the BYND pre-event held at Green Hill Bikepark in June, Lennox Zimmermann (GER), Dorian Macher (AUT) and Sarah Schieder (AUT) each earned wildcard invitations to the main Swatch Nines MTB event. Additional wildcard invites will be issued via the Become A Nine video contest, which is now accepting entries until the 19th of August. More information about the Become A Nines contest can be found at

Action from Vinny Armstrong Photo from Syo van Vliet


The BYND The Mountain Festival, which made its successful premiere last year, will relocate to Sölden alongside Swatch Nines. From 13–15 September, the three-day Bike Republic Sölden Festival BYND The Mountain will overlap with Swatch Nines, offering participants a front-row seat to world-class MTB action as well as a full program of musical acts, parties, gear tests, side events and more. Learn more at


“I’m really looking forward to Swatch Nines. It’s always one of the best events, where all the riders are pushing each other, and you learn lots of new tricks.”

Patricia Druwen (GER)

Action from Nicholi Rogatkin Photo By THEO ACWORTH

”I’m so excited for the latest Swatch Nines event. The location has changed to Sölden, and it’s going to feel amazing to ride with that huge mountain backdrop! I also helped design some of the course, and it’s looking dreamy. I can already feel that it’s going be the best year yet.”

Sam Pilgrim (UK)
Action Peter Kaiser Photo By THEO ACWORTH

“It was an awesome event from the start, with all the people and such an unusual course. Sharing the win with Dorian and Sarah is an indescribably cool feeling. It gives me the chance to ride in one of the sickest events and helps me to continue living the dream of mountain biking.”

Lennox Zimmermann (GER)
Action from Szymon Godziek Photo By THEO ACWORTH

“BYND and Swatch Nines celebrates biking in all its diversity. With our border-crossing festival concept we want to continue to build on this spirit of community. It’s an extraordinary format that unifies many different aspects, and something that we’re really looking forward to.”

Dominik Linser (AUT), Managing Director, Bike Republic Sölden

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