This event is the only one in the world where players compete on the snow at ski centers.
It is a winter classic that has been held since 2005 and features current and former players from the Argentine national team, Los Pumas. It is held at 2500 m above sea level and with temperatures as low as 20 degrees below zero. Rugby X-treme is played with 6-man teams, in 2 5-minute halves.
The game is played with the same rules as in Sevens, but without lines, on a snow-covered field with a stunning view of the Andes and the lakes in the background. The field measures 40 meters long by 70 meters wide.
In years past, the competitors have been heavy hitters, including Marcelo Bosch, Diego Cash, Juan Fernández Lobbe, Santiago Gómez Cora, Gonzalo Camardón, Roberto Travaglini, Diego Albanese, José María Nuñez Piossek, Miguel Ruiz, Patricio Fuselli, Cristian Viel, Ramiro Dobal, Facundo Soler, Francisco Albarracín, Agustín Gosio, Nicolás Fernández Lobbe, Federico Pucciarello, Marcos Menta, Damián Rodríguez, Joaquín Pichot, Nicanor González del Solar, Marcos Beresiartu, Matías Lamas and Mariano Dobal, among many others.