This winter has been pretty mild thus far and although temperatures have dipped into single digits on several occasions, the city of Denver has yet to see any measurable snow. The Rockies arenít seeing the record snowfalls theyíve experienced in recent years but there is enough to appease the Winter Sports Gods.
Colorado is known for its beautiful sceneries across the state but what the Centennial State has, that other states fall short of this time of year are an abundance of ski resorts. This year La Voz will make their second trip to ESPNís Winter X-Games in Aspen and Buttermilk Mountain is the backdrop to one of biggest winter sporting events in the world.
This yearís event will include athletes from around the world competing for bragging rights and fan stardom. Colorado has its share of stars that will compete at this years Winter X-Games, seven to be exact. Aaron Blunck of Crested Butte, Alex Ferreira, and Torin Yater-Wallace both of Aspen will be competing in this yearís Menís Ski SuperPipe. Chris Corning and Red Gerard of Silverthorne will be competing in the Menís Snowboard Slopestyle. Gus Kenworthy of Telluride will be competing in the Menís Ski Slopestyle and Matt Ladley of Steamboat Springs will be competing in the Menís Snowboard SuperPipe.
This yearís event begins on Thursday (January 25th) through Sunday afternoon. What so many winter sports buffs are unaware of is, ALL SPORTS competitions are free and open to the public. Thatís right, if youíre interested in making the trek up to Aspen youíll be able to watch some of the worldís best athletes compete in an array of events. Unfortunately, because of the sheer size of this event, many of the surrounding mountain townsí hotels are booked by this time. However, you can still find accommodations in some of the more distant towns.
This yearís ESPNís 2018 Winter X-Games feature concerts and non-sporting events with something to offer everyone in your family. So break out the snow boots, beanies and gloves and head up to Aspen for this yearís Winter X-Games.