Winter X Games in Aspen

Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips — By Jess Steinitz on January 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm

From January 27-30, more than 250 ski, snowboard, and snowmobile athletes from across the world will land in Aspen to compete in the Winter X Games 15. This is like the Olympics of winter sports, but featuring guys on snowmobiles doing massive backflips.

Winter X Games

All events at the X Games are free, including the concert at the base of Aspen Mountain on Saturday, January 29.  This year’s band is yet to be announced, but it’s always someone good and usually someone you’ve heard of.

A 3 1/2 hour drive from Denver, Aspen is one of Colorado’s most picturesque and historic ski towns, and the X Games are the perfect reason to visit. Aspen is fairly pricey and last-minute lodging will be impossible to find, so book your condo now.

[Photos courtesy of Philip Nelson]

Tags: Skiing, Snowboarding, Winter Sports