The acclaimed mountain bike event returns in 2023 in a new location, accompanied by a new MTB festival.

Mark your calendars, mountain bike fans! From the 14th to the 20th of August, 2023, Swatch Nines MTB will make its debut in a thrilling new location: Green Hill Bikepark in Schmallenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Since its opening in July 2022, Green Hill has quickly become a household name in the MTB community. Situated on an abandoned ski slope in the Sauerland region, the park—one of the largest mountain bike destinations in Germany—was built in less than six months thanks to in-house project planning and conceptual design. Now, with Swatch Nines coming to town, it’s set to host one of mountain biking’s most eye-catching events.

Bolstered by this new location partner as well as a new title sponsor, in 2023 Swatch Nines looks to continue its decades-long reign of pushing MTB to new levels of creativity, athleticism and excitement. With the support of Green Hill, the event will feature Swatch Nines’ most innovative course design yet, featuring custom-built Slopestyle & Freeride lines to be ridden by a star-studded invited cast of top athletes, both men and women, from across the MTB spectrum.

“We’re incredibly excited about our new location partner and can’t wait to build an amazing course with their help and expertise,” says Swatch Nines founder Nico Zacek. “At the same time, we’re also looking forward to welcoming top riders from around the world—with a special focus on the women—back to Swatch Nines after a one-year break.”

“The Green Hill Bikepark project has shown that it is possible to set new standards and to create a first-class bike park experience,” says Felix Saller, CEO of Green Hill Bikepark. “The partnership with Swatch Nines is undoubtedly an honor and a match like no other. It’s an opportunity to further establish Green Hill Bikepark as a new bike park destination in Germany and beyond.”


The collaboration between Swatch Nines and Green Hill Bikepark also includes a new three-day MTB festival, which will be held from the 18th to the 20th of August, 2023. Following on the heels of the media event, the Beyond the Hill Festival will complement the action of Swatch Nines with a public event featuring all kinds of festivities—music, parties, yoga, DJ sets and more—and of course, lots of bike-focused fun.

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