There is a fine tradition of links between football and winter sports. You need look no further than ex-Everton star Tomasz Radzinski, Bayern Munich's Lukas Podolski and any of Aron Winter's games.
The good news for Tomasz, Lukas, Aron and yourself is that the Winter X Games Europe 2011, sponsored by Jeep, get under way today at Tignes. The event will see the world's most talented winter sport freestylers showing off their skills in events including ski, snowboard and even snow mobile.
The three-day schedule for the Games is jam-packed with intense competition, all taking place in the stunning setting of one of Europe's top winter resorts. There will also be a busy schedule of free off-piste activities.
The X Park, X Fest, the big stage and the bars of Tignes will be hosting events and entertainment organised by X Games partners, who are set to roll out the big guns and make the week the shining highlight of the freestyle season.
With snowboard and ski acrobats will face-off, displaying their best shifties, grabs and flips, Jeep's off-road attitude, passion for all things outdoors and love of the open-air lifestyle makes it the perfect match for the competition.
It is obviously pretty short notice to get yourself over to France if you hadn't already got your trip planned. Fortunately, you can follow all the action on Jeep Your Way, a Facebook application that will make it easy to keep up-to-date with all of the events taking place at the Games.
For more information on the Winter X Games visit: http://espn.go.com/action/xgames/winter/2011/europe/