X-Games 2017

Popular extreme winter sports tournament, the X Games returned to Norway in March 2017 and showcased more death-defying stunts on skis and snowboards. An ESPN presentation in collaboration with Norway’s TV2 and local organiser SAHR Concepts, saw Stageco reprise its role in the design and construction of a wide range of temporary structures including a very steep ski slope that was uniquely shaped for the Big Air and Slopestyle challenges. Stageco provided nine trailer loads of equipment in total, with a 12-person crew from Belgium and Germany. Due to the harsh landscape, the structural assembly was carried out with snowcats and a helicopter replacing the usual fork lift and crane methods. Over the course of 10 days, the team used scaffolding to build 13 TV camera platforms, three scaffold-based start gates that were branded and equipped with a video screen supplied by local production, and five 24m high lighting towers. They were also responsible for a cube-shaped structure that combined a stage with screen support and a VIP platform, measuring 18m wide x 12m deep x 14m high. This structure accommodated two integrated lighting towers, a video screen at the front, a deck on top and a 10m x 8m stage roof inside.