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Winter X Games credentials available

ESPN Winter X Games media website: www.espneventmedia.com is now accepting credential applications for Winter X Games 14 at Buttermilk Mountain at Aspen/Snowmass, January 28-31, 2009.

The deadline for credential applications and assignment letters is Monday, January 18, 2010.

Who: Members of the media can apply for credentials for Winter X Games 14. The credential application is available online at www.espneventmedia.com . While on the website, members of the media can read the latest press releases and download photos from previous Winter X Games events. In order to be approved for credentials, requests must be from working members of the media on editorial assignment. All freelancers should be prepared to supply a letter of assignment from the assigning editor or supervisor on company letterhead with details of the coverage.

There are two different credentials available. Still photographers and all other members of the press (including radio personalities, producers, print reporters and television stations) should apply for a MEDIA credential. All agents and publicists should apply for a PUBLICIST pass and list the athlete(s) who will be represented.

What: The 14th annual winter action sports competition will feature more than 250 athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile. The event includes day and evening competitions and is free to the public.

ESPN and ESPN2 will feature an unprecedented 24.5 hours of live high-definition programming January 28 - January 31, plus daily X Center and late-night highlight programs on ESPN2 in HD, resulting in eight hours of original programming. Additionally, the Winter X Games will also be televised on ESPN's International networks to 172 countries and territories in Latin America, the Pacific Rim, Middle East, Asia, Africa, Israel and Canada.

When & Where: ESPN Winter X Games 14 will be held January 28-31, 2010 at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. Winter X Games will remain in Aspen/Snowmass through 2012 as part of a new agreement announced at last year's Winter X Games 13. Additional information on venue locations and the competition schedule will be forthcoming on the media website.

NOTE: For information on discounted lodging, X Games media may contact the offices of Stay Aspen Snowmass at 800-481-3102 for updated availability and accommodations. Inquiring media should inform the agent they are X Games media for a discounted rate.