Last week the Aspen Skiing Company and ESPN agreed to a five-year Winter X Games extension, which means that the residents of Colorado get five more years of exclusive winter entertainment.
If the crowds were an indication of the popularity of ESPN’s Winter X Games, it’s easy to gauge why ESPN brings this event to Colorful Colorado year in and year out. La Voz made the trip up to Aspen for its third year at the X Games and the feeling remains the same each year, gitty!
Some might ask why, why get up early for four days, layer up with thermals, bibs, boots and gloves just to stand out in freezing temperatures? The answer is easy; you just haven’t been to the Winter X Games.
Though some might want a more thorough explanation, to which my response is, “you just can’t knock the games until you’ve experienced it”. Standing on a half pipe watching the likes of snowboard athletes, (Winter Youth Olympics Gold Medalist) Chloe Kim or (PyeongChang Bronze Medalist) Scotty James is surreal. Both of which won respective Gold’s in the Men’s and Women’s SuperPipe, ESPN Winter X Games 2019.
It’s amazing what some of these athletes are capable of on the snow. Take Hometown hero and Aspen local, Alex Ferreira for instance. The 24 year old Ferreira who came out and set the bar early has the hardware to backup his talent. Ferreira has an Olympic Silver, a Silver X Games medal, and the winner of the overall World Cup title for 2017-2018, not to mention the gold he picked up at the 2019 Winter X Games in the Men’s Ski SuperPipe.
If you’re a resident of Colorado and have yet to attend an X Games, my only question is, why? Now that the Winter X Games extension continues this event through 2024 you have no excuse, make plans now to get up to Aspen for next years event, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
In other sports the Denver Nuggets stole a win in Memphis Monday night. The Denver Nuggets were down by 25 in the third quarter and had trailed the entire game. Then, Denver’s 22-year-old guard, Malik Beasley happened. Beasley’s 18 points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal during his 24 minutes on the court made all the difference in the world.
Beasley lead the Nuggets to a 25-point comeback and the win on the road in Memphis, 95-92. Monday’s win extends Denver’s winning streak to three. The Nuggets remain on the road in New Orleans to face the Pelicans Wednesday night before returning to Pepsi Center Friday night to host a hot Houston Rockets team.
The Nuggets are 1.5 games behind the Golden State Warriors but hold a 3 game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder.