Following the success of this past summer's Skateboard Real Street, the first video-only contest at X Games, ESPN will addSnowboard Real Snow to the Winter X Games 15 to be held January 27-30. XGames.com/realsnow
will host the videos of eight of the world's best snowboarders competing for prize money and medals. All videos will air during the Winter X Games telecast. Like the Real Street competition, Real Snow athletes will be given the opportunity to team with an editor to partner on the production of the video and present their vision, their way.
"Snowboard videos have been a hugely popular part of the snowboard culture for many years and we are excited to align a competitive X Games event with this aspect of the industry," said Tim Reed, senior director of sports & competition. "For the first time, these video stars will have ESPN's global distribution to showcase their tremendous talents and we are thrilled to provide this unique and compelling content to our fans."
The eight athletes invited to compete with their most recent standout video parts are:
Dan Brisse (26, Richmond, Minn.) - 2010, Absinthe Films' Now/Here
Simon Chamberlain (25, Lindsay, Ontario, Canada) - 2010, People Creative's Cheers
Seth Huot (33, Stansbury Park, Utah) - People Creative's Cheers
Jeremy Jones (34, Sandy, Utah) - 2010, People Creative's Cheers
Louis-Felix Paradis (24, Qu