The Winter Nissan Outdoor Games by Columbia Sportswear is a multi-extreme sports event that takes place in Chamonix, France. A veritable feast of seriously hardcore winter sports, the event is made up of two types of competitions, film and sport, and will be taking place from the 14th – 17th February 2008.
The film competition
Five teams composed of the world’s best athletes, in skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, paragliding and BASE jumping, will be challenged to create a film based on an original concept, that combines the performances of the athletes, with the creative and artistic dimension of a film competition.
The five teams have five days to film themselves freely, while practising their sports, within the Chamonix area. A public screening will take place at the end of the competition in the heart of the town.
The Sports Competition and Demonstrations
During the weekend an ice-climbing competition, featuring the best climbers, will be organised in the centre of town for public viewing.
Two one-hour long air shows will take place at the top of the glacier, featuring paragliding, speed flying, wing suits and BASE jumping.
Columbia Sportswear is offering a four-day trip for two to Chamonix, so you can experience this amazing event. The prize includes flights, transfers, accommodation and lift pass. Winners will be treated to VIP access to The Outdoor Games, and an ice-climbing experience.
If you aren’t lucky enough to win, fret not, as Columbia Sportswear have offered up five jacket and pant combos to giveaway. The Prism Parka and Alexandria Pants, both pictured, boast Columbia’s usual hi-tec spec, and each combined outfit is worth £300.
Congratulations to our lucky winner: Neeta Scrivener!
Log onto outdoorgames.ch for more info on the event.