Winter X Games XIII Dates Set

FTO/Jared CruceAspen, CO – The Winter X Games will be held January 22-25, 2009 at Colorado’s Aspen/Snowmass ski and snowboard resort, organizers announced today. The annual event features athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile.

Practice and elimination days have been slated for January 20-21. All Winter X Games competitions will take place at the resort's Buttermilk Mountain ski area. Winter X Games 13 will air live on ESPN and ABC and will feature nighttime events. The event will remain at Aspen/Snowmass through 2010, for a total of nine consecutive years (2002-2010).

Winter X Games 12 was ESPN's most-watched in history. The eight telecasts averaged 863,000 homes, up 17% from 2007. Many key demo groups (Men and Persons 18-24, 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54) also delivered their most-viewed Winter X Games, all up double-digits across the board from Winter X Games 11. Of the eight Winter X Games 12 telecasts, six were among the top ten most-viewed in Winter X history, including the final night and most-viewed Winter X telecast ever.