Nintendo have announced that they are the main sponsor of MTV's Winterjam Burton European Open which runs between the 18th and 25th of January.

Mel Leando of the Game Boy Advance Xtreme Team

The sponsorship deals will see the Nintendo Gamecube brand being used to provide a giant Gamecube obstacle as part of the Night Shoot Out course, and will see snowboarders grind off the edge of the oversized GameCube.

Nintendo are also sponsoring the MTV Winterjam 2003 in Davos, Switzerland on March 14, where Metroid Prime heroine Samus will be centre stage of the snow covered event, and will see the game playable on ice walls thanks to huge projectors.