March 20--22. CANAL+ Events and ESPN will collaborate to host and televise the fourth iteration of the event atTignes Ski and Snowboard resort in the French Alps. X Games Tignes will welcome 150 world--class athletes competing in Snowboard and Skiing events.
Among them, snowboarders Mark McMorris (CAN), IouriPodladtchikov (SWI), Louie Vito (USA), TorsteinHorgmo (NOR), Kelly Clark (USA), Jamie Anderson (USA), Elena Hight (USA) battle to remain atop the podium, while three rookies -- Arielle Gold (16 y--o, USA), Yuki Kadono (16 y--o, JAP) and Max Parrot (17 y--o, CAN) make their debut in Tignes after successful Aspen events. Also returning are 2010 Olympic champion Torah Bright (AUS) and superstar Shaun White (USA) defending his two X Games Tignes 2012 gold medals.
In ski, American David Wise, X Games Aspen Ski SuperPipe winner, France’s Kevin Rolland, Thomas Krief et Anaïs Caradeux and young Torin Yater--Wallace(17 y--o, USA), Bobby Brown (USA), Tom Wallisch (USA), Nick Goepper (USA), James Woods (GBR), Kaya Turski (CAN), Maddie Bowman (USA) all return toTignes in hopes of winning gold.
Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10
“Snow sure, true boarders' moonscape
Great all-round resort with something for everyone, no matter what your ability. However, watch out some for long lift queues and crowds during school holidays and weekends.”