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X Games Launches First Real Mountain Competition as Part of Real Series


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Original Video Parts to Feature Teams from Seven North American Ski Resorts

This year, Real Mountain will extend the Real Series even further by debuting a digital-only competition featuring seven North American big mountain ski resorts. Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Revelstoke, Snowbird, Squaw Valley and Whistler Blackcomb will each submit 100-second videos showcasing their resort-sponsored athletes skiing and snowboarding in-bounds terrain and natural features. The contest will run exclusively as a fan voted competition on in November 2017. Fans can join the conversation using #RealMTN.

Click to view video | Andrew Schrum / Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

The riders from each resort will be as follows:

Revelstoke: Sammy Carlson (Ski), Lexi Dupont (Ski), Seb Grondin (Snowboard)

Mammoth Mountain: Kimmy Fasani (Snowboard), Chris Benchetler (Ski), Jimmy Goodman (Snowboard)

Jackson Hole: Cam FitzPatrick (Snowboard), Griffin Post (Ski), Lynsey Dyer (Ski)

Squaw Valley: Sammy Luebke (Snowboard), Michelle Parker (Ski), Connery Lundin (Ski)

Aspen Snowmass: Chad Otterstrom (Ski), Colter Hinchliffe (Snowboard), Gretchen Bleiler (Snowboard)

Whistler Blackcomb: Stan Rey (Ski), Helen Schettini (Snowboard), James Heim (Ski)

Snowbird: BJ Leines (Snowboard), Todd Ligare (Ski), Caroline Gleich (Ski)

Like past Real Series competitions, each resort’s video part will premiere on  where fans can watch and vote for their favorite. The resort’s video with the most votes will claim the Real Mountain title. The resort and three riders featured will receive a Real Series gold medal.

A forum for the world’s best riders and filmers to create premium video content, the Real Series brings together the worlds of competitive action sports and core video parts. Originally launching with the Real Street competition in the summer of 2010, the Real Series has now grown to include seven video competitions each year – adding Snowboard, Ski, BMX, Moto and Wakeboard disciplines into the lineup – due its popularity within the action sports community.

The schedule is subject to change. More details will be available on for fans or on for members of the media.



Grace Coryell, ESPN Communications, 213-405-4402, [email protected]

Olivia Wilson, ESPN Communications, 213-405-4145, [email protected]