It is that time of the year again for the biggest extreme sports event in the land to heat things up as the 2019 Winter X Games is set to roll this January. More than 200 athletes from all corners of the globe will gather in the snowy background of Aspen, Colorado to demonstrate their new heart-pounding stunts.
Aspen gets the hosting responsibility for the 18th consecutive time for the 2019 Winter X Games. Extreme sports enthusiasts will witness the best of the best winter sports professionals in action as they compete for the gold medal in 17 disciplines, including snowboarding and skiing. The 2019 Winter X Games Aspen will take place from January 24 to 27. Just like it always is, the Winter X Games will have all its sports competitions free and open for public viewing.
More Reason to Catch 2019 Winter X Games: Music!
For several years now, the Winter X Games has also featured renowned music artists performing on the concert stage. This year will not be any different as the 2019 Winter X Games Aspen will include performances from Lil Wayne, The Chainsmokers, Louis The Child and Kygo.
Kygo will be the first to grace the event on Jan. 24, Thursday, followed by The Chainsmokers on Jan. 25. Lil’ Wayne is set to bring the house down on Jan. 26, while Louis The Child closes the sports event on Jan. 27, Sunday.
Aside from the live music of their favorite artists, the Winter X Games 2019 goers can also expect an interactive festival village experience.
Where to Watch 2019 Winter X Games Aspen
As the producer and host of the annual X Games, ESPN will cover and broadcast the 2019 Winter X Games. It will also be shown in ESPN’s syndication partner and sister network, ESPN2 and ABC. Perhaps, fans of extreme winter sports all the way from California can host special viewing parties, so it is good to check out these event venues in orange county.
To those fans who will miss the live telecast of the four-day Winter X Games event this year, they can follow the activities straight from the Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen by visiting ESPN’s social media platforms. The fans can also get behind-the-scene footage before the actual competition takes place.
Viewers must always keep in mind that the tricks and stunts at the X Games are done with professional supervision. These acts are not to be performed alone at home, as you need advanced skills and several years of experience. Just like in every sport, there are sets of guidelines to be followed to ensure safety.
A Short Background of the X Games
The first X Games was held in Newport, Rhode Island during Summer 1995. It became very popular that it spawned the Winter X Games event, which was inaugurated in 1997 with 38,000 spectators. A big sports event like the X Games takes a lot of time and effort to get a huge following, and for someone who plans to create a sports event of his own, here are some pointers in planning a successful sports event.