X-Games 15. New events and athlete invitations go out

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 17, 2010 8:32 am

The X-Games are approaching once again.  Once again, the 15th installment of the games is heading to Aspen, Colorado for the 10th year in a row.  

Snowmobile speed and style makes it’s return from the 2008 games with a format similar to what worked at the last summer games for motocross.  It will feature eight athletes competing in a single elimination format with two riders competing head-to-head. Both riders will receive a Freestyle “style” score. The first rider across the finish line receives “speed” margin of victory bonus points which will be added to the Freestyle score.

A new event, Snowboard best method, will include 6 riders competing in a final only 10 minute jam voted on by the fans via text and online.

The previous games winners receive and automatic invitation and others are voted on by industry elite, x-games athletes and media experts.   The list is always updated and subject to change.

With the athletes coming up with new tricks and constantly pushing the limits of their respective sports, the games should prove to be a must watch.  Tune in Jan. 27-30 to catch all the action.