Recent Snowboarding News
Mark McMorris straight owned Winter X Games in Aspen just a short time ago. Riding his massive wave of momentum, Oakley’s rising Canadian snowboard star didn’t let up as the O Team dropped into Tignes, France for Winter X Games Europe. With a solid second place finish in Slopestyle – he savored the success and overall experience of yet another year in France’s majestic Rhone-Alpes region. Peep a quick vid of Mark’s time in Tignes (and some shots of fellow Oakley Snowboard Star Stale Sandbech).
Oakley athletes were on full display throughout the three days of Winter X Tignes 2012, collecting four coveted medals. Combine those with the 20 medals secured at the Winter X 16 in January; Oakley athletes were able to claim 24 total Winter X medals in 2012.
Two days, two gold medals; no big deal. Business as usual for Oakley snowboard star Shaun White as he secured his second Winter X Games Tignes gold medal in two days. A day after completely dominating the Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe event in France, Shaun completed the back-to-back gold medal performance, taking the top spot in the Slopestyle event for the first time since 2009.