Real Snow: Not much has changed since the 2011 X Games, but there's still some new stuff to check out. This year, ESPN started a new event called Real Snow, inviting eight snowboarders to ditch the terrain park and make videos of themselves riding in urban settings. They jump off buildings, ride down staircases and bounce off walls. The eight were split into a bracket, pitting each video against one other, calling for the public to vote on the winner of each face off. Real Snow is now in the final round - it's Halldor Helgason against Louis-Felix Paradis - but all eight videos are worth watching.
Freestyle Skiing: The big news in the freeskiing world last week was the tragic death of Sarah Burke a week after she was severely injuring during a practice run. Burke was a pioneer in the sport and played a major role in getting it admitted to the Winter Olympics for 2014. It will be interesting to see how the X Games competitors will approach the event this year: with caution, worried that they, too, could be injured or killed, or with Burke's attitude: bigger is better, and more air is more fun.