Inside The 2012 European Winter X Games [30 High Res Photos]

The top winter sports athlete on Earth descended on Tignes, France for the 2012 European Winter X Games. The event took place from March 14th to March 16th and one of the main highlights was Shaun White as he demolished the competition on the SuperPipe and the WX Slope. As the winter season wraps up take a look inside the 2012 European Winter X Games.

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