Extreme sports athletes will head to Chamonix for the Nissan Outdoor Games Feb. 20 and 21, 2009. Experts in skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, speed-flying, and base-jumping will take part in this film and photo competition.
This is Europe's biggest outdoor event and combines the sporting performances of professional athletes with a creative and artistic aspect. For seven days preceding the event, the winter games will host about 60 athletes, photographers, and cameramen from Europe and North America who will take part in the competition.
The challenge is to shoot and edit 20 pictures and a short five-minute film including a sequence of base-jumping, paragliding, mountaineering, skiing, and snowboarding. The best film will be judged on its photography, screenplay, and the performance of the riders.
The real action starts Friday Feb. 20 with the ‘Outdoor Games Village' in the centre of town. This is an event for the whole family with a climbing wall, concerts, giant television screens, and aerial shows with flying stunts, paragliders, speed-riders, and base-jumpers. The winner of the ‘Golden Peak' trophy will be announced Saturday evening.
Chamonix Mont-Blanc is situated 88km from Geneva-Cointrin International airport; 220km from Lyon-St-Exupery Intenational airport, and 171 km from Turin-Caselle International airport.