Experience Thrill at the 2019 X Games in Aspen, CO

Experience Thrill at the 2019 X Games in Aspen, CO

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The X Games return to Aspen’s Buttermilk Mountain this new year. During the weekend of January 24–27, the world’s best winter action hits the slopes in the form of snowboards, skis, snowmobiles, and snow bikes. The 2019 X Games in Aspen, CO, will feature talented athletes from around the world and incredible music performances, not to mention the beautiful Colorado landscape at your fingertips.

If you want to watch the tremendous athleticism shredding down the mountain this year, read on. From top athletes to watch out for, to hotels to stay in or channels to watch, we’ve got the information you’ll need to take in the thrilling X Games.

Where to Watch

It’s free to watch the X Games. Dress warmly, grab some friends and family, and go to Buttermilk Mountain to watch some of the most talented snow masters in the world. If you don’t make it to Buttermilk Mountain, ESPN will have 15.5 hours of extensive coverage and live content on ESPN, ABC, and the ABC App for the whole four days.

Where to Stay

There are so many places to stay in Aspen, so take a look at what suits your needs and you’ll be comfortable and taken care of your whole stay. Here’s a list of some hotels and resorts for you to consider.

Who to Watch

The 2019 X Games in Aspen, CO, bring in top athletes from all over the world. At this year’s games you’ll see athletes from Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Japan, and more. Here are some of the United States competitors to look for:

  • Alex Ferreira – Ski
  • Levi LaVallee – Snowmobile
  • Redmond Gerard – Snowboard
  • Maddie Bowman – Ski
  • Jamie Anderson – Snowboard
  • Maggie Voisin – Ski

Who’s Playing

For the past few years, the X Games have upped the ante and added a festival touch to the winter games. This year, there are four big names on their main stages, with plenty of other artists playing throughout the city in different pubs and venues.

  • January 25, Friday Night: Lil Wayne
  • January 26, Saturday Afternoon: Louis the Child
  • January 26, Saturday Night: The Chainsmokers
  • January 27, Sunday Afternoon: Kygo

Where to Play

If all the famous and talented athletes have you craving your own adventure, Aspen has so many places for you to try out your snow talents. Whether you’re bringing your own snowmobile from home (make sure to latch these tightly to your vehicle—winding roads mean tight tie-downs are important) or renting out from a resort, Aspen boasts plenty of places for adventure to begin. Take a look at these awesome mountains for you to either hike, ski, bike, or just enjoy:

  • Aspen Mountain
  • Aspen Highlands
  • Snowmass
  • Buttermilk