Aspen Square Daily News
Just two more days before X Games Aspen returns for another weekend of competition and cutting edge sport. At Buttermilk, the entrance arch is up, the superstructure for the TV crew and announcers is erected, and the half-pipe and free-style jumps are being groomed. And Aspen Square is bustling with folks from ESPN who make the weekend such a success. It's one of the most exciting weeks to be here, with energy running high and lots of ways to enjoy watching the competition.
It's a late January Aspen tradition -- the return of ESPN's Winter X Games over the weekend of January 25 - 27. Buttermilk is the venue for the competitions that include tricks in the Super Pipe, ski and snowboard races and slope-style, snow-cross with snowmobiles and so much fun. Most events are broadcast live on ESPN each night, then they are rebroadcast over the months ahead. Tune in and see Aspen at its best, or come and enjoy the events in person. They are all free!!
With our fresh snow from this morning, tomorrow night's AVSC Bonfire Dinner will be even more fun. This annual fundraiser for the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club's Nordic program includes 1.5 km of candlelit trails with regular stops for hors d'oeuvres, soups and desserts from some of Aspen's finest restaurants. The dinner begins at 6pm at the Aspen Golf Course. For details, visit www.teamavsc or call (970) 205-5107.