X Games Tignes 2013 – Invited athletes & competition schedule

With the first event of the 2013 global expansion completed, X Games returns to the center stage in France with X Games Tignes 2013, March 20 – ­22.

Winter X Games Tignes 2013

Winter X Games Tignes 2013

CANAL+ Events and ESPN will collaborate to host and televise the fourth iteration of the event at Tignes Ski and Snowboard resort in the French Alps.

X Games Tignes will welcome 150 world-­‐class athletes competing in Snowboard and Skiing events.

In ski, American David Wise, X Games Aspen Ski SuperPipe winner, France’s Kevin Rolland, Thomas Krief, Anaïs Caradeux and young Torin Yater-­Wallace (17) (USA), Bobby Brown (USA), Tom Wallisch (USA), Nick Goepper (USA), James Woods (GBR), Kaya Turski (CAN), Maddie Bowman (USA) all return to Tignes in hopes of winning gold.

Among them, snowboarders Mark McMorris (CAN), Iouri Podladtchikov (SWI), Louie Vito (USA), Torstein Horgmo (NOR), Kelly Clark (USA), Jamie Anderson (USA), Elena Hight (USA) battle to remain atop the podium, while three rookies ­‐ Arielle Gold (16 y-­‐o, USA), Yuki Kadono (16 y-­‐o, JAP) and Max Parrot (17 y-­‐o, CAN) make their debut in Tignes after successful Aspen events.

Also returning are 2010 Olympic champion Torah Bright (AUS) and superstar Shaun White (USA) defending his two X Games Tignes 2012 gold medals.

* This athlete list will be updated and is subject to change!

The event will feature eight different events for men and women over three days, including Ski and Snowboard SuperPipe and Slopestyle.
Schedule highlights include:

  • Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th : training
  • Tuesday 19th : X Games Tignes 2013 opening press conference
  • Wednesday 20th : Two Women’s finals:
    • 1pm – Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final
    • 6:30pm – Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe Eliminations
    • 8:30pm – Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final
  • Thursday 21st
    • 1pm – Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final
    • 6:30pm -­‐ Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final
    • 8:30pm -­‐ Men’s Ski SuperPipe Eliminations
  • Friday 22nd : 4 finals
    • Men’s (10 :30am) and Women’s (1pm) Snowboard Slopestyle Finals
    • o Men’s (6 :30 pm) and Women’s (8 :30pm) Ski SuperPipe Finals

* Schedules subject to change!

Coreupt declared bankrupt

Coreupt, the French ski company specializing in freeride skis and accessories, was liquidated in October 2012 😡

It was founded by former World Freeride Champion, Guerlain Chicherit, in 2008, and the brand expanded fast to reach annual sales of about € 1.3 million and only twelve employees.
As business grew fast, Coreupt was unable to finance its growing business, and in May 2012, Coreupt was filled for bankruptcy… 🙁

The managing team spent the summer searching for new investors to breathe fresh life into the company.
However, the negotiantions failed and in October 2012, Coreupt was pronounced in compulsory liquidation by the commercial tribunal in Chambéry…

On the short terme it basically means the company will stop designing new skis and accessories.
The Coreupt Team Riders, Kevin Rolland, Justin Dorey, JF Houle etc. are now free of their contracts – so it will surely be interesting to follow which new paths they’ll follow!

Commercial Manager, Pierre Gjurasevic, has earlier told Freeskier.dk that the season 2012/13 was prepared last spring, and that the already produced skis would still to be sold in the shops this winter.
Although their important sales channel Coreupt.com is currently down, we expect to see Coreupt skis a little while yet! 🙂

Managers are still trying get the brand sold to other ski companies, and a small range has been prepared for especially this purpose!

If even this fails, the company will probably be forced to selling everything it owns in order to pay its taxes as well as suppliers…

Hopefully this isn’t the last news we get from Coreupt!!

Guerlain Chicherit and Coreupt

Four times World Freeskiing Champion, Guerlain Chicherit – founder of Coreupt