ESPN, CANAL + Events and Tignes Ski & Snowboard Resort will launch the first Winter X Games Europe March 10-12, 2010. The event will be the first Winter X Games held outside the United States. The event will bring together ESPN’s world class X Games franchise with France’s leading pay TV broadcaster and the local expertise of Tignes. On the heels of Winter X Games 14 and the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver, more than 150 athletes are invited to France to compete in the inaugural event. There will be eight different competitions over three days, including Ski and Snowboard SuperPipe and Slopestyle for men and women as well as a Snowmobile demonstration.

The official event website, www.winterxgameseurope.com launched for fans and spectators this week. The content on the new site will provide fans video highlights and features from past Winter X Games, interactive games, pro athlete bios and more. Winter X Games Europe is free admission.

Competition Schedule – (All times local Tignes time, GMT +1)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Snowboard Slopestyle Women’s Warm Up
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Snowboard SuperPipe Practice
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Snowboard Slopestyle Women’s Elimination
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Skiing SuperPipe Practice
11:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Snowboard Slopestyle Men’s Practice
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Snowboard Slopestyle Men’s Elimination
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Skiing Slopestyle Practice
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Snowmobile Demo
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Skiing SuperPipe Men’s Practice
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Skiing SuperPipe Men’s Final

Thursday, March 11, 2010
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Skiing Slopestyle Men’s Warm Up
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Snowboard SuperPipe Practice
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Skiing Slopestyle Men’s Elimination
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Snowboard Slopestyle Practice
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Snowboard Slopestyle Men’s Final
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Open Slopestyle Practice
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Snowmobile Demo
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Snowboard SuperPipe Women’s Practice
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Snowboard SuperPipe Women’s Final
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Practice
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Elimination

Friday, March 12, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Skiing Slopestyle Women’s Warm Up
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Practice
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Skiing Slopestyle Women’s Final
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Snowboard Slopestyle Women’s Warm Up
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Snowboard Slopestyle Women’s Final
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Ski Slopestyle Men’s Practice
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Skiing Slopestyle Men’s Final
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Skiing SuperPipe Women’s Practice

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Snowmobile Demo
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Skiing SuperPipe Women’s Final
5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Warm Up
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Final

* Finals designated in bold type
** Schedule subject to change

CANAL + Networks (CANAL +, CANAL + SPORT, Sport +) will show the Winter X Games in France and French-speaking territories (Caribbean, French speaking Africa) live (or on-delay) so that those unable to come to Tignes will be able to see the event. ESPN will be responsible for all distribution outside of France.