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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Winter X-Games 17 Preview

Yep, the winter x games are once again ready to kick off!

What:  The 17th winter x games.  Wow 17!  I bet half the people reading this can't even remember winter-x 1!  

When: The winter action kicks off this Thursday, the 24th, and skiing super pipe leads the way as the first event.  The competition ends Sunday evening with the snowboard superpipe men's final.  Gotta end with the crowd favorite.

Where: Aspen, Colorado hosts - Buttermilk Mountain.  Aspen has hosted all the x games since x games 5 was in Mount Snow, Vermont.  The only other sites to host a winter x games are Crested Butte, Colorado and Big Bear Lake, California.

Full Event Schedule: they're in the mountains...times are Mountain time...

  • Thursday, Jan. 24
    • Men's Skiing SuperPipe, 10:30 a.m.
    • Men's Snowboard Slopestyle, 1 p.m.
    • Men's Snowboard SuperPipe, 7 p.m.
    • Snowmobile Freestyle Final, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 25
    • Men's Skiing Slopestyle, 1 p.m.
    • Snowboard Street, Round One and Final, 1:30 p.m.
    • Women's Skiing Superpipe Final, 6:30 p.m.
    • Snowboard Big Air, Round One and Final, 8:30 p.m.
    • Men's Skiing SuperPipe Final, 8:45 p.m.

  • Saturday, Jan. 26
    • Snowmobile Seeding, 11 a.m.
    • Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Final, 12 p.m.
    • Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Final, 1:30 p.m.
    • Snowmobile Speed and Style Final, 2:45 p.m.
    • Skiing Big Air, Round One and Final, 7 p.m.
    • Women's Snowboard SuperPipe Final, 7:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 27
    • Men's Skiing Slopestyle Final, 12 p.m.
    • Snowmobile SnoCross Adaptive Final, 1:15 p.m.
    • Women's Skiing Slopestyle Final, 1:30 p.m.
    • Snowmobile SnoCross Round One, LCQ and Final, 2 p.m.
    • Snowmobile Best Track Final, 7 p.m.
    • Men's Snowboard SuperPipe Final, 7:45 p.m.
You can always count on the winter x games for some unbelievable moments that I think are really better than the summer x games moments.  To me, you can't beat watching those guys and gals blast off from huge ramps, get huge airs, and land absurd tricks.

I'd have to say one of the biggest questions heading into winter-x is whether Shaun White can still dominate after cutting his hair?  Ever heard the story of Samson and Delilah?  Haha.

Tweet us with your favorite winter x games moments - no doubt we will be following closely. 

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