We arrived in Tignes last night under heavy snow storm and today the training got cancelled due to zero visibility. It's still snowing this afternoon on the Slopstyle and the pipe area, but it should all clear up for the beginning of the competition Wednesday.

As you know by now, Shaun White did not travel to France this time and (as we just found out in the press room) Japanese sensation Ayumu Hirano won't be competing in the pipe either, but aside from these two heavy hitters it seems that pretty much all the other favorites are in Tignes getting prepared to send it in the pipe and slopestyle of the Winter X Games Europe.

Here's the final snowboard athlete's list. Action kicks off Wednesday - who do you think will win?



1. Arthur Longo, FRA

2. Janne Korpi, FIN

3. Jan Scherrer, SUI

4.Benji Farrow, USA

5.Christian Haller, SUI

6.Aluan Riccardi, FRA

7.Taku Hiraoka, JPN

8.Nathan Johnstone, AUS

9.Taylor Gold, USA

10.Scotty James, AUS

11.Scotty Lago, USA

12.Markus Malin, FIN

13.Luke Mitrani, USA

14.Iouri Podladtchikov, SUI

15.Louie Vito, USA

16. Peetu Piiroinen (FIN)


1.Gretchen Bleiler, USA

2.Maddy Schaffrick, USA

3.Hannah Teter, USA

4.Kelly Clark, USA

5.Kaitlyn Farrington, USA

6.Arielle Gold, USA

7.Ellery Hollingsworth, AUS

8.Elena Hight, USA



Ulrik Badertscher (NOR)

Gjermund Braaten (NOR)

Chas Guldemond (USA)

Torstein Horgmo (NOR)

Yuki Kadono (JPN)

Sage Kotsenburg (USA)

Mark McMorris (CAN)

Aleksander Ostreng (NOR)

Maxence Parrot (CAN)

Peetu Piiroinen (FIN)

Ståle Sandbech (NOR)

Seppe Smits (BEL)

Roope Tonteri (FIN)

Sebastien Toutant (CAN)

Eric Willett (USA)

Jamie Nicholls (GBR)


Jamie Anderson (USA)

Sina Candrian (SUI)

Aimee Fuller (IRL)

Silje Norendal (NOR)

Spencer O'Brien (CAN)

Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas (NOR)

Sarka Pancochova (CZE)

Enni Rukajärvi (FIN)

And here's the competition schedule for the whole event:

Wednesday 20th March 2013

- 10:30 am – noon: Men’s Ski Slopestyle eliminations

- 1:00 – 2:15 pm: Women’s Ski Slopestyle final

- 6:30 – 8 pm: Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe eliminations

- 8:30 -9:45 pm: Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe final

Thursday, 21st March 2013

- 10:30 am – noon: Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle eliminations

- 1:00 – 2:15 pm: Men’s Ski Slopestyle final

- 6:30 – 7:45 pm: Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe final

- 8:30 – 10 pm: Men’s Ski Ski SuperPipe eliminations

Friday, 22nd March 2013

- 10:30 am – noon: Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle final

- 1:00 – 2:15 pm: Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle final

- 6:30 – 7:45: Men’s Ski SuperPipe final

- 8:30 – 9:45 pm: Women’s Ski SuperPipe final