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ESPN ANNOUNCES WINTER X GAMES' LOCATION SET
Published June 28, 1996
Snow Summit Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, CA, will host the inaugural Winter X Games, to be held January 30-February 2, '97. ESPN and ESPN2 will each televise eight hours from the Games. ESPN2 will re-air all telecasts and ESPN International will distribute the Games worldwide. Jack Wienert will serve as Exec Dir of the Games -- the same post he holds for the summer event (ESPN).