Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado

The Winter X Games in Aspen have become a cherished part of the winter season schedule of events. The Winter X Games have been held on Buttermilk Mountain for well over a decade now, and each year, the X Games showcases even more high-flying, gravity-defying tricks executed by some of the most accomplished snow sports athletes from around the world. Olympians Shaun White and Gretchen Bleiler have graced Buttermilk Mountain with their presence, and they, along with many of the other talented athletes, have used the crowd's electrifying energy to their benefit in completing amazing feats to win numerous Winter X Games medals.

The great part of the Winter X Games, aside from watching the incredible tricks that seem to get more complex and awe-inspiring every year, is the fact that the competition's events are held all day over the four days of the X Games, and all of the events are free and open to the public. With afternoon and evening events, there is always a competition going on worth checking out.

For the real show, attend one of the Winter X Games evening events held at the base of Buttermilk Mountain either at the SuperPipe or on one of the enormous jumps and other mountainous park features. The evening events, usually scheduled around 7:00 pm, feature the final rounds for most of the competitive events. Huge crowds of all ages flock to the base of Buttermilk Mountain, and create a buzz of excitement and energy. The Winter X Games elevates spectator sports to a whole other level of fun. 

Some of the more popular snow sports part of the Winter X Games in Aspen include Snowmobile Freestyle, Snowmobile Best Trick, Snowmobile SnoCross, Snowboard Big Air, Skiing Big Air, Snowboard SuperPipe, and Skiing SuperPipe. The elimination and first rounds for a majority of the events takes place during the afternoon, with the final rounds scheduled for the evening under the bright white lights.

The Winter X Games draws a huge crowd not only to Buttermilk Mountain for the evening line-up of competitions, but also to Aspen and Snowmass. The Roaring Fork Valley is abuzz with the spirit of freestyle snow sports, and it is quite easy to latch on to all of the excitement in town and on the hill. The Winter X Games give visitors and locals alike a chance to celebrate as a community the incredible Aspen lifestyle signified by abundant skiing, snowboarding, and sunshine.

For more information about making a reservation at the Aspen Square Condominium Hotel during the Winter X Games in Aspen, please call an Aspen Square reservation specialist at 1-800-470-0530. If you have any questions about the Winter X Games and other Aspen winter events happening while you are on vacation in Aspen, please feel free to contact the Aspen Square's concierge for assistance by calling 1-800-862-7736 or by sending an email to