Winter X Games 15 adds “Real Snow” video event


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Eight riders. Eight videos. One X Games gold medal and $50,000 to give away. Winter X Games 2011 is going urban.

After the first video-only contest, “Real Street” debuted at the 2010 Summer X Games and was a huge hit; ESPN decided to make the move and debut the “Real” series again at WX15 – resulting in the birth of “Real Snow”. Eight pros will put together a 60-second video part filmed exclusively on urban terrain. The videos will then be judged by a panel of industry pros who will make the call on who wins the $50,000 and the X Games chunk of gold that you can drape around your neck. The medalists will be announced in Aspen after the eight riders throw down in the Snowboard Street jam session.

All the video entrees will be shown as part of the WX15 telecast on January 29th but will drop on ESPN on January 12 where you’ll be able to vote for the “Fan Favorite” who will take home five grand.

Time to find out who these eight video phenoms are:

Dan Brisse
Simon Chamberlain
Seth Huot
Jeremy Jones
Louis-Felix Paradis
Nic Suave
Joe Sexton
JP Walker