Austin 101 Magazine

Countdown to Aspen Winter X Games

by Jerri Starbuck15128792WGR_XG_Final

The world’s best action sports athletes are ascending on Aspen again January 2016! Celebrating its 15th year in Aspen Snowmass, over 200 world-class action sports athletes from 20 different countries are competing. The world’s best skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers have trained all year for this event.  X Games Aspen isn’t just about extreme sports- there will be a large festival village with interactive experiences for fans plus a huge music festival at Buttermilk Mountain.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating 20 years of X Games winter events this coming January at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass,” said Tim Reed, ESPN X Games vice president.
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The music festival showcases incredibly popular musicians (Deadmaus, Twenty One Pilots, Run The Jewels, Kygo, Nas & more) creating a beautiful soundtrack for the Games. ESPN even created a playlist as a sneak peak to the music fest. Check it out here: X Games .


Top athletes to watch include: Skier Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen (gold medalist), Snowboarder Jamie Anderson, Watch , Paralympian Keith Gable, and Texas snowmobiler Colten Moore- read his story here: Texas snowmobiler . Watch more online: What to Watch .


There’s something for everyone in Aspen-even gamers. The XBOX 2016 Halo Championships will be at X Games where you can watch the world’s best gamers! Read more here Halo World Championships .

If you’re interested in the science behind these incredibly dangerous, fearless and athletic performances check this out: Skier X Video  .

All competitions are free and open to the public. Yes, you read that right! Also, ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 16 hours of live HD X Games Aspen competitions. Hopefully you weren’t planning to bring your drone to the games as it was recently decided they won’t be allowed. The safety of athletes and fans is a top priority. Be safe. have fun.

Follow our X Games coverage on Twitter: Austin 101 Magazine where you can also view our Summer X Games photos from Austin here:  Best of X Games Austin .


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