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Sad news from the Winter X Games, as the worst fears for injured snowmobiler Caleb Moore were realized. Moore, a four-time medalist at the Winter X Games, died Thursday morning from injuries he suffered in a horrific crash during finals of the snowmobile freestyle at X Games Aspen last Thursday, making him the first fatality in the 18-year history of the X Games, winter and summer. Details on cause of death were not revealed, but he was reported to have suffered a..Read More →
The final day of the X Games concluded Sunday in Aspen, Colorado, with some of the most anticipated events: the men's and women's ski slopestyle finals, snowmobile best trick, and the snowboard superpipe finals. Here's a look at some behind-the-scenes moments from the last day of action. Ayumu Hirano stole show at the superpipe finals with his impressive amplitude and technical tricks. This Japanese rider is only 14 years old and the youngest competitor to ever medal at the X..Read More →
What could snowboarding extraordinaire Shaun White possibly do for an encore in 2013 X Games Aspen after winning his fifth consecutive superpipe gold medal with a perfect score of 100 last year? Besides defending his title and winning an eighth gold medal in the event, how about returning to the podium in slopestyle, an event he used to dominate?Slopestyle has come into focus as the event to watch at this year's Winter X Games, which kick off Thursday and conclude..Read More →
The world's best skiers and snowboarders will battle it out this week in the last major contest of the 2011-2012 season at the European X Games in Tignes, France from March 14-16.Tom Zikas, head judge of this year's event, commented on the high expectations of the judging panel, stating, "We're really looking for close-to-flawless runs, with a combination of high, technical tricks and getting the grabs executed perfectly. That's what it takes to get on the podium: perfection..Read More →
Thanks to a bevy of tricks including a switch double cork 1440 and a switch double misty 1260, Bobby Brown took the top spot in Ski Big Air at Winter X Games Aspen 2012."It's all about consistency," Brown said of his runs. "It's not about someone coming out with the gnarliest trick ever, it's just about laying it down when you need to. I am just really stoked. Everyone is at such a high level now no one person is that much further ahead than anyone else."With..Read More →
Aspen, Colorado is crawling with top athletes from all over the world this week. The madness begins Thursday at Buttermilk Mountain with men and women's ski slopestyle events and the snowboard Real Street urban competition. With the amount of riders that flock to Aspen for Winter X Games, it's somewhat overwhelming (okay, outrageously overwhelming) and definitely difficult to keep track of what the heck is going on in the span of four days.ESPN has compiled a helpful list of..Read More →
The most anticipated snow event of the year will return to Aspen, Colorado for another action-packed and intense weekend filled with extreme skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. Words: ESPNWinter X Games Aspen 2012 will return to Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., January 26-29, 2012, with live coverage on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. This year will mark the 11th consecutive year the event will be held in Aspen and will feature more than 200 of the world's best athletes in the sports..Read More →
Many people have preconceived notions about pro skier Peter Olenick. His off-hill antics often precede his undeniable pipe prowess, resulting in unfair assumptions of this Aspenite. Sure Peter likes to get a little rowdy with his friends, but who doesn't? The 27-year-old pro has been in the competitive ski game since 2002. In 2007 he shocked the crowd at the Winter X Games by busting out his signature trick- The Whiskey Flip. This was the first double-flip ever to be stomped in..Read More →
Mantle Image Courtesy of Shazamm/ESPN Images 2009For 15 years ESPN has elevated sports enthusiasts excitement level to extreme heights with the Winter X Games. Known as the Super Bowl of skiing and snowboarding, the X Games is the most anticipated event of the year. It's tenure as the pinnacle of shred competitions ensures that X Games brings hype, heartbreak, defeat, glory, and most importantly a story. This year is revving up to be one of the most memorable to date, but before..Read More →
Contests are an integral part of skiing and snowboarding. They provide a stage for world class athletes to push the progression of the sport. They also provide decent (sometimes giant-sized) prize purses that allow many pros to continue doing what they love. This year the schedule of events is stacked with tons of mega contests going down both locally and internationally. Here's a list of all the major events in 2011 we'll be bringing you coverage from. Remember this list is not..Read More →
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