Cloud 9 follows two unlikely friends, Kayla Morgan (Dove Cameron), a prima donna snowboarder who was just dropped from her competition team, and Will Cloud (Luke Benward), a former snowboarding champion who is struggling after a career-ending wipeout. The two meet when Kayla is forced to work at the local dog grooming shop owned by Will’s mother. In exchange for help fixing up the dog grooming shop, Will begrudgingly accepts Kayla’s plea to train her, and introduces her to a regimen that tests her true commitment to the sport. As the two grow closer, Kayla’s efforts convince Will that he, too, can regain his championship status.
Low-key and introspective, Will still refuses to get back on the slopes ever since his epic wipeout. In contrast, Kayla has always enjoyed the spotlight and the perks that accompany being part of a top competitive snowboarding team. However, after a fateful decision leaves her without a team, and her boyfriend and teammate Nick Swift breaks up with her, Kayla is abruptly faced with the reality that her snowboarding skills are actually not on par with the other competitors. Determined to become a better boarder, Kayla finds an unexpected mentor in Will, who she realizes can help take her to the next level.
However, just as Kayla gains confidence and her skill set improves, she is faced with a new challenge in champion snowboarder Skye Sailor, a fierce competitor who has joined Kayla’s former team. Not one to give up easily, Kayla rallies Will and his old teammates to compete in the National Fire and Ice Snowboarding Competition.
In an effort to prove something to herself and help lead her new team to victory, Kayla decides to master The Cloud 9, the impossible trick that stalled Will’s career. Together, Will and Kayla help each other overcome their fears and gain a newfound respect for their sport and each other, and learn that nothing’s impossible.
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Cloud 9 premieres Friday, January 17th @ 8PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.
Cloud 9 – Behind the Scenes Clip
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