First Winter X Games to be held outside the United States

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 20, 2009 6:54 pm

Rumors are sometimes true.  The Winter X Games are headed to Europe.  Only the top competitors dominating winter action sports will meet, greet, and throw down in Tignes next March.  ESPN, CANAL + Events and Tignes Ski & Snowboard Resort have joined forces to  bring the people what they want – eight different competitions over three days, including Ski and Snowboard SuperPipe and Slopestyle for both men and women.

CANAL + Events CEO, Jean Louis Dutaret said, “We are delighted to work with ESPN and the X Games team to bring the Winter X Games to Europe. CANAL + Events and the ESPN events team will draw on all their experience to ensure this is the biggest and best winter sports event in Europe in 2010. As for soccer, rugby and many sports, CANAL + Group will consider X Games as a global project, including TV, Internet and mobile. In a Winter Olympic year, and only a few weeks after athletes have competed in Vancouver, fans in Europe will again be able to watch the top names in the world compete head to head.”

The Northern French Alps are in for quite a surprise March 10-12th, 2010.  The Ski Channel will keep you updated!