Winter X Games Europe 2011 will be held for a second consecutive year at Tignes Ski & Snowboard resort in France March 16-18, 2011. Winter X Games Europe will welcome 150 world-class athletes competing in Snowboard and Skiing events. The event marks only the second time a Winter X Games event will be held outside the United States.
Following last month's Winter X Games 15 record-breaking attendance in Aspen, Colorado, spectators in Tignes can look forward to eight different competitions over three days, including Ski and Snowboard SuperPipe and Slopestyle for men and women as well as Snowmobile demonstrations. Produced by Canal + Events and ESPN, Winter X Games Europe Tignes was broadcast live in eight countries, including France (Canal+ network), and distributed to 166 countries and territories, including Latin America, Middle East, Pacific Rim, sub-Saharan Africa, Brazil, Israel, Caribbean, North America and Europe. Last year, more than 66,000 fans attended the inaugural Winter X Games Europe over three days.
"After being in Aspen for many years, it is great to have the same caliber event at my home mountain of Tignes", said multiple Winter X Games medal winner and skier Xavier Bertoni. "Tignes is a great host to the event and I'm looking forward to the second edition this year".
Winter X Games medalist and US Olympian snowboarder Louie Vito, said, "X Games is the biggest contest of the year. Going to X Games, you can always expect a perfect set up and the best riders, and now that we have two - one in Aspen and now in Tignes - I couldn't be more stoked be able to compete in both!" .