In exciting news, street skiing will be included in this year's X Games "Real" series. The Real Ski Street segments will air February 20 on ABC. Each Real Ski video part will debut on XGames.com/RealSki to be judged by a panel of industry experts. A first place cash prize will be awarded to the winner, as well as gold, silver and bronze medals for the top three athletes and their filmers. Fans will also have a chance to view and vote on their favorite video in a tournament-style bracket with the Fan Favorite winning an additional cash prize.
If the snowboard videos of past Real Street competitions are any indicator, we are in store for some banger videos and huge urban spots and tricks.
The list of competitors includes some of freeskiing's hardest hitting urban skiers:
Clayton Vila shared his excitement with ESPN, saying that, "Being involved in X Games has always been my childhood dream, and it is incredible that I can now fulfill that dream without even setting foot in a traditional halfpipe or slopestyle course. Filming video parts has always been such a driving force in the progression of skiing, but often the people who solely make video parts get overlooked. This event brings a whole new level of legitimacy to our sport, and is an amazing opportunity to show the world how far street skiing has progressed. I am beyond excited to showcase my Real Ski part, and to see what the other amazing athletes have put together."