Aspen ESPN Winter X Games Releses Events

Two New Skiing Events Added To Sixth Annual Winter Action Sports Event, Jan. 17-20

ESPN’s Winter X Games VI, the signature winter action sports event, will be held at Buttermilk Mountain, an Aspen Skiing Company resort, January 17-20, 2002. The event features the talents of more than 350 of the world’s best athletes competing in Moto X, Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowmobiling. The event will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Sports beginning February 1, 2002.

An exciting roster of sports was selected for Winter X Games VI, promising four action-packed days of competition. Skiing Slopestyle and SuperPipe competitions are new to the Winter X Games.

Big Air competitions for Skiing and Snowboarding will not be included in this year’s event. Following is a list of sports and disciplines to be featured in 2002:

Moto X:
Big Air

Skiing:
Men’s Skier X
Women’s Skier X
Slopestyle
SuperPipe
UltraCross – features Skiers and Snowboarders
Snowboarding:
Men’s Snowboarder X
Women’s Snowboarder X
Men’s Slopestyle
Women’s Slopestyle
Men’s SuperPipe
Women’s SuperPipe
UltraCross – features Skiers and Snowboarders

Snowmobiling:
HillCross
SnoCross

Further information including athletes, event and telecast schedules will be forthcoming and available at www.expn.com.

Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area- Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen. This season Aspen will also host five World Cup ski races, the Audi 24 Hours of Aspen endurance ski race and Spring Jam. The area offers unparalleled night life and off-slope activities as well.

ESPN, the worldwide leader in action sports, first developed its X Games franchise in 1995. The Winter X Games, EXPN 2Day, Tony Hawk’s Gigantic Skatepark Tour and the Action Sports & Music Awards events are just some of the original action sports programming currently shown on ESPN and ESPN2.