X Games Tignes 2013 Cancels Snowmobile Freestyle Exhibition

X Games Tignes Cancel Snowmobiling

Organizers at X Games Tignes 2013 have cancelled the snowmobile freestyle exhibition following the death of Caleb Moore.

Moore passed away from severe brain trauma after his 450 pound snowmobile landed on his body during X Games Aspen.

Caleb walked away from his accident but eventually he was diagnosed with a concussion and a heart contusion. Caleb slipped into a coma and passed away on January 31 in Colorado.

In a statement, X Games owner, ESPN, noted:

“Our review of snowmobile freestyle continues. In the meantime, we have decided to forego the planned demonstration freestyle event at X Games Tignes.”

ESPN’s decision comes one week after the International Series of Champions canceled freestyle events.

Caleb Moore was buried Thursday in Wheeler, Texas.

Speaking to the Amarillo Globe-News Caleb’s brother Colten explained his time growing up with his sibling:

“He was always down to help out other people. Without Caleb, I don’t know what I would have done growing up because he was always there for me … I can pretty much say he taught me everything I know. When we raced together, he pushed me to go faster and made me jump jumps that I wouldn’t have done. Even if I couldn’t do it, he would push me until I could.”

Colten Moore, an X Games gold medalist, declined to comment on the cancellation of the Tignes event.

Caleb Moore was a beloved member of the freestyle snowmobile circuit, and the cancellation of the X Games Tignes freestyle snowmobile events shows the impact his death has had on the sport.