The X Games Are Back

The annual competition returns to Aspen through January 29.

January 27 2017, 1:40 PM

The halfpipe is lit up at Buttermilk Ski Area on Thursday night. Photo by C2-Photography

The stage is set. The slopes are ready. And the world’s best skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers have descended upon Aspen to compete in the 2017 winter X Games. The annual event invites athletes to perform death-defying stunts in 18 disciplines over the course of four days. But this event isn’t just for adrenaline junkies. This year’s festivities also include musical performances from Bassnectar, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, The Chainsmokers, and G-Eazy. Admission to the competitions and the festival village are free and open to the public, and attendees can purchase an All-Music pass for $125. With sunny skies in the forecast throughout the weekend, take advantage of clear bluebird days to catch the premier snow sports athletes do their thing.