Brit Skiers Competing in X Games Norway This Weekend

STORY BY Patrick Thorne

Just as we though international competition was over in the snowsports world for 2018 we’re reminded that X Games Norway 2018 is about to land this coming weekend – May 18th to 20th.

It’s the third time the ‘Winter’ X Games have been staged in Norway, and having happened in Hafjell last year, they’re returning to Oslo in 2018 with the Ski and Snowboard Big Air to be held next to the  Telenor Arena in Fornebu.

The Oslo X Games combine three days of Ski & Snowboard Big Air and Skateboard Street competition with musical performances headlined by hip-hop artist Lil’ Yachty.

X Games Norway will feature many of the biggest names in ski and snowboard from around the globe.

 

British Olympic men’s skier James Woods will be hoping to add to the gold that he won in X Games Aspen 2017 in the Ski Big Air, as well as the bronze he won at X Games Norway last year.

This year’s top snowboarders include X Games Norway 2017 Snowboard Slopestyle, Aspen 2018 Big Air and 2018 Winter Olympic Games gold medallist Anna Gasser, 15-time X Games medallist and 2018 Winter Olympic bronze Snowboard medallist Mark McMorris.

The ski side will feature defending X Games Norway Slopestyle gold medallist Johanne Killi, defending X Games Aspen Ski Slopestyle and Big Air silver medallist and Winter Olympic Ski Slopestyle gold medallist Øystein Bråten. Skateboard stars will include four-time X Games medallist Curren Caples and two-time Skateboard Street gold medallist Pamela Rosa who earned her first gold medal at X Games Oslo 2016.

The hometown crowd will be strongly represented, with 14 Norwegian athletes including Silje Norendal, Marcus Kleveland, Ferdinand Dahl and Karsten Kleppan.

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