After the madness that was the 14th X Games in Aspen last weekend, we're even more excited for the first European version of this legendary and defining event that will unroll in the French resort Tignes from March 10th-12th, 2010.

With preparations already going since July last year, you can certainly be excited about the set up they're working on for this first ever event. The pipe is going to be the biggest superpipe ever in Europe with 240 metres in lenght, 19 metres wide and 7 metres high. But there's also going to be goodness for the slopestylers too, the XXL course is 600 metres long, has a rise of 190 meters and 8 different modules including a 12 meter long rail. Such an epic set up needs folks that can deal with it though, so we're happy we can present you the following snowboard superstars for the confirmed riders list, amongst them several gold medallists from the last X Games in Aspen...

List of Confirmed Riders

SUPERPIPE Snowboard - Women

Kelly CLARK USA Torah BRIGHT AUS Gretchen BLEILER USA Ellery HOLLINGSWORTH USA Sarka PACOCHOVA CZE Sina CANDRIAN SUI Lisa Wiik NOR Elena HIGHT USA Kjersti BUAAS NOR + 7 extra spots

SUPERPIPE Snowboard - Men

Mason AGUIRRE USA Scotty LAGO USA, NH Silver medal Slopestyle 09 Louie VITO USA Antti AUTTI FIN Danny DAVIS USA (from our knowledge probably not though...) Mathieu CREPEL FRA Luke MITRANI USA Iouri PODLADTCHIKOV SUI + 8 extra spots

SLOPESTYLE Snowboard - Women

Jenny JONES GBR Jamie ANDERSON USA Janna WEATHERBY USA Cheryl MASS NED Sarka PACOCHOVA CZE Spencer O’BRIEN CAN Sina CANDRIAN SUI Lisa WIIK NOR Kimmy FASANI USA, CA Raewyn REID CAN Silvia MITTERMUELER GER + 5 extra spots

SLOPESTYLE Snowboard - Men

Scotty LAGO USA Chas GULDEMOND USA, CA Mikkel BANG NOR Torstein HORGMO NOR Andreas WIIG NOR Charles REID CAN Sebastien TOUTANT CAN Eero ETTALA FIN Travis RICE USA Arthur LONGO FRA + 10 extra spots

SUPERPIPE Ski - Women Sarah BURKE CAN Jen HUDAK USA Virginie FAIVRE SUI Mirjam JAEGER SUI Anais CARADEUX FRA + 3 extra spots

SUPERPIPE Ski - men

Xavier BERTONI FRA Simon DUMONT USA Justin DOREY CAN Mike RIDLEY CAN Kevin ROLLAND FRA Josiah James WELLS NZ Taylor SEATON AJ KEMPAINEN FIN David WISE USA Duncan ADAMS USA Colby WEST USA Byron WELLS NZL + 4 extra sports

SLOPESTYLE Ski - Women

Kaya TURSKI CAN Anna SEGAL AUS Grete ELIASSON NOR/USA Sarah BURKE CAN Kim LAMARE CAN Eva PATSCHEIDER AUT + 2 extra spots

SLOPESTYLE Ski - Men Tom WALLISCH USA Henrik HARLAUT SWE TJ SCHILLER CAN PK HUNDER NOR Sammy CARLSON USA Jacob WESTER SWE Colby WEST USA Bobby BROWN USA Andreas HATVEIT NOR Josiah James WELLS NZ Philippe CASABON CAN Elias AMBUHL SWI Beni MAYR Ger + 3 extra spots