Returning to Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass, Colorado, for its 17th edition, the 2018 Games are scheduled from January 25-28. What’s more, action sports fans will have significantly more to anticipate this year other than simply observing more than 200 of their most loved competitors take to the snowboard halfpipe and participate in other winter events like snow biking, snow mobiling and skiing. Music’s top acts and more fan-centric experience in the X Games village are also scheduled to keep fans entertained and enthused throughout the four days’ worth of activity.
The first Winter X Games was held in 1997 in Big Bear Lake, California – two years after the X Games events were officially launched. However, the Winter Games really didn’t make waves until 2002 – the first year Aspen hosted it. The year 2002 was also the first year that the Winter X Games were broadcast on live television. One of the highlights of the 2002 Winter X Games was participation from the U.S. snowboarding team in select events, which was especially notable being that the Winter Olympics were being held the same year – and close by in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tickets are on sale now at https://www.monsterenergy.com/in/en/events/x-games-aspen-2018 if you want to get up to Buttermilk Mountain and take in all of the action for yourself this year.