Two new events coming to Winter X Games

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 17, 2009 6:00 am

For the Winter X Games 14, along with 40 past and present Olympians competing, expect to watch the unveiling of two new events: Skiing SuperPipe Air and Snowmobile Knock Out.

Skiing SuperPipe Air will consist of the world’s top six skiers battling it out in a 30 minute jam, seeing who can get the most air.

Snowmobile Knockout will also have six athletes, and they’ll compete in a single elimination style. Scores are based on distance travelled from take off ramp to landing. Snowmobile champ and double backflip daredevil Levi LaVallee is stoked: “I’m really excited about the new event. It gives snocross a similar event to Moto Step Up, which is always a crowd favorite. With my snocross and freestyle background, I’m hoping to be one of the front runners.”