Updated: February 27, 2012, 3:23 PM ET

More wildcards to WX Tignes

The European SFR tour offers more spots for Winter X Tignes

By ESPN Action Sports
XGames.com
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SFR TourThe SFR Tour comes to La Clusaz, France, in March.

The SFR Tour, a qualifying freeskiing tour for Winter X Games Tignes, returns this season to Europe. The five-stop tour is now internationally recognized and part of the Association of Freeskiing Professionals ranking system, which includes all major freeskiing contests around the world.

At each stop, the top two ski competitors in halfpipe, slopestyle and big air will earn invitations to Winter X Games Tignes, taking place March 14-16 in Tignes, France.

The total prize money for the full tour reaches 39,000 Euros.

"We just achieved the third round of the SFR Tour in Alpe d'Huez and had a really good show and a high level of competition," said the SFR Tour's François-Xavier Heuls.

The next event will take place in La Plagne, France, from Feb. 28 through March 1 and will give two wild cards in halfpipe for Winter X Tignes. There is also a big air contest March 6-8 in La Clusaz, France.

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