Each January the world’s best winter athletes descend upon Aspen for the Winter X Games. They’ve been competing for medals and prize money for over 20 years. There are various competitions for skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling.
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, and then another two years in Mount Snow, VT. And since 2002, the games have found a longstanding home on Aspen’s Buttermilk Mountain.
Events at Winter X Games
The competition runs from Friday-Sunday, January 27-29, 2023. No tickets are necessary since it’s free to watch and entirely outside. Concerts, Major League Gaming, and suite packages may be purchased separately. Events include:
- 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 at the Sound Factory Festival Village.
Four interactive, themed villages will be set up to provide entertainment and dining. They offer live concerts, the Major League Gaming X Games Invitational, athlete autograph signings, and giveaways at Buttermilk Mountain. Villages include:
- The Galleria
- The Gaming Shack
- The Playground
- The 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.
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Date: Friday – Sunday | January 27-29, 2023
Type: Winter sports competition