Each January the world’s best winter athletes descend upon Aspen for the Winter X Games. They compete for medals and prize money for the 20th straight year! Various competitions exist for ski, snowboard, and snowmobile.
Hosted by ESPN, the first Winter X Games was held in 1997 at Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, CA. The following two years took place in Crested Butte. Two years after were in Mount Snow, VT. And since 2002, the games have found a home at Aspen’s Buttermilk Mountain.
Events at Winter X Games
The competition kicks off on Thursday-Sunday, January 21-23, 2022. No tickets are necessary since it’s free to watch and entirely outside. Concerts, Major League Gaming, and suite packages may be purchased.
- Ski/Snowboard X
- Ski/Snowboard SuperPipe
- Ski/Snowboard Big Air
- Ski/Snowboard Slopestyle
- Snowmobile Freestyle
- Snowmobile Speed & Style
- Snowmobile Best Trick
Friday through Sunday, there will be live music by a number of international artists in the Sound Factory Festival Village.
Four interactive themed villages will be set up to provide entertainment and dining. They offer live concerts, Major League Gaming X Games Invitational, athlete autograph signings, and giveaways at Buttermilk Mountain.
- Gaming Shack
- Sound Factory
Parking is offered at the Brush Creek Intercept Lot on Hwy 82. Complimentary shuttles will get you to the big show from Aspen and Snowmass Village.
Phone: 800-525-6200 (Aspen/Snowmass Resort)
Date: Friday – Sunday | January 21-23, 2022
Type: Winter sports competition