Since the inauguration of the ESPN Winter X Games in 1997, the event has been held in only 4 other locations other than Colorado, making the Centennial State the most sought after venue for one of the biggest winter sporting events in history. Despite low record snowfall in the high country, the 2018 Winter X Games went off without a hitch and drew crowds from all over the globe.
X Games paves the way for Olympics
This yearís event was a precursor to the upcoming Winter Olympics that begin next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Buttermilk Mountain was once again the backdrop to Aspenís biggest sporting event. Seven local athletes competed with athletes from around the world over the weekend for a chance to stand atop the podium and bragging rights.
Each day was filled with events that had spectators frozen in awe. The 2018 Winter X Games began on Thursday last week and lasted until Sunday evening which not only provided a seemingly undying series of sporting events like the Womenís Ski SuperPipe, Snowmobile Freestyle, or the Jeep Menís Slopestyle, but three days of concert entertainment with LCD Soundsystem, Marshmello, Martin Garrix and Method & Redman.
The X Games never disappoint
There were athletes that represented eight different nations at the X Games, all of which came to win big. And if you watched any of it at home on the television you only caught a glimpse of what it is to witness the amazing abilities that these young athletes possess.
The residents of Colorado have been lucky to have this event return each year so if you havenít attended since its inauguration in 1997, donít wait any longer and start booking your trip for next yearís Winter X Games. For more information about the 2018 ESPN Winter X Games or to keep posted on the latest updates for next years event visit www.xgames.espn.com/xgames/.