Photo: Joshua Duplechian / X Games

Photo: Joshua Duplechian / X Games

The Inertia

U.S. Ski & Snowboard and X Games just announced they are collaborating to create The Winter X Games Series. The newly minted series will include U.S. Ski & Snowboard World Cup events, the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, Visa Big Air presented by Toyota and the Winter X Games.

The organizations also plan to create an athletic pathway to the Winter X Games. Winners of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix and Visa Big Air events will each receive invitations. If those winners have already qualified via other means, the next place down will get the invite. An additional pathway to the X Games will come via the Revolution Tour, a development series co-branded with U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the X Games.

“Collaborating with X Games is an exciting step forward in our mission to provide more world class competitive opportunities for freeskiers and snowboarders,” said Sophie Goldschmidt, U.S. Ski & Snowboard President and CEO. “With the recent announcements from X Games regarding their expansion to include more events in various locations and Shaun White’s Snow League, these sports have unmistakable momentum in the market and we are enthusiastic to work together to see them grow.”

Scott Guglielmino, X Games President and COO added, “As we build toward the X Games League format, this partnership will allow us to deliver on the promise of more world class competitions and a more consistent schedule for the athletes. Working with U.S. Ski & Snowboard will ensure we support and grow the athlete pipeline, which will benefit the entire industry.”


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