winterxgameseurope

After the madness that was the 14th X Games in Aspen last weekend (check the report with all winning runs HERE), we're even more excited for the first European version of this legendary and defining event that will unroll in the French resort Tignes from March 10th-12th, 2010.

With preparations already going since July last year, you can certainly be excited about the set up they're working on for this first ever event. The pipe is going to be the biggest superpipe ever in Europe with 240 metres in lenght, 19 metres wide and 7 metres high. But there's also going to be goodness for the slopestylers too, the XXL course is 600 metres long, has a rise of 190 meters and 8 different modules including a 12 meter long rail. Such an epic set up needs folks that can deal with it though, so we're happy we can present you the following snowboard superstars for the confirmed riders list, amongst them several gold medallists from the last X Games in Aspen...

List of Confirmed Riders

SUPERPIPE - Men

Mason AGUIRRE USA

Scotty LAGO USA, NH Silver medal Slopestyle 09

Louie VITO USA

Antti AUTTI FIN

Danny DAVIS USA (from our knowledge probably not though...)

Mathieu CREPEL FRA

Luke MITRANI USA

Iouri PODLADTCHIKOV SUI

+ 8 extra spots

SUPERPIPE - Women

Kelly CLARK USA

Torah BRIGHT AUS

Gretchen BLEILER USA

Ellery HOLLINGSWORTH USA

Sarka PACOCHOVA CZE

Sina CANDRIAN SUI

Lisa Wiik NOR

Elena HIGHT USA

Kjersti BUAAS NOR

+ 7 extra spots

SLOPESTYLE - Men

Scotty LAGO USA

Chas GULDEMOND USA, CA

Mikkel BANG NOR

Torstein HORGMO NOR

Andreas WIIG NOR

Charles REID CAN

Sebastien TOUTANT CAN

Eero ETTALA FIN

Travis RICE USA

Arthur LONGO FRA

+ 10 extra spots

SLOPESTYLE - Women

Jenny JONES GBR

Jamie ANDERSON USA

Janna WEATHERBY USA

Cheryl MASS NED

Sarka PACOCHOVA CZE

Spencer O’BRIEN CAN

Sina CANDRIAN SUI

Lisa WIIK NOR

Kimmy FASANI USA, CA

Raewyn REID CAN

Silvia MITTERMUELER GER

+ 5 extra spots