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

The X Games Are Back

The annual competition returns to Aspen through January 29.


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.

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