Winter X Games 16: TV Schedule and Events to Watch

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistJanuary 29, 2012

ASPEN, CO - JANUARY 28:  Tucker Perkins spins above the pipe during warm up for the finals of the men's ski superpipe during Winter X Games 2012 at Buttermilk Mountain on January 28, 2012 in Aspen, Colorado. Perkins finished fifth.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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With the 16th Winter X Games wrapping up with a wild final day, this is an absolute can’t-miss watch. It doesn’t matter if you like extreme sports or not, this is just too cool to miss.

With the medal rounds of some of the biggest events in the sport, this is the be-all and end-all for Winter X Gamers and missing this event will only leave you regretting that you couldn’t find the time.


Where: Aspen, Colo.

When: January 29, 2:00 p.m. ET—11:00 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPN and ESPN 3


Sunday’s Television Schedule

2:00 PM          XCast: Winter X Games Live

2:00 PM          Men's & Women's Skier X Final

2:15 PM          Men's Snowboard SuperPipe Elimination

4:15 PM          Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Final

4:45 PM          Mono Skier X Final

5:15 PM          Snowboard Street Final

9:00 PM          XCast: Winter X Games Live

9:00 PM          Snowmobile Best Trick Final

9:45 PM          Men's Snowboard SuperPipe Final

* All available on ESPN


What to Watch

Men's Snowboard SuperPipe Final

There may be nothing cooler than the giant SuperPipe that the Winter X Games has developed and mastered over the years, and this year’s snowboard final is where all the magic happens. With young stars going bigger and bigger each year, the likelihood of accidents is as high as it’s ever been. With that element of danger, this has gone from a niche sport into a national phenomenon.

Snowboard Street Final

Imagine street skateboarding with all the grinds you can imagine. Now take that image and plant it on a snow-covered course, and that’s Snowboard street. While the winter may force youngsters to put their skateboards away, the X Games proves you can be street in the snow.

Snowmobile Best Trick Final

If there are any fans of motor vehicle racing or stunt riding, this is the event for you. This is the finals of the best trick competition for the snowmobilers. That’s right. The Winter X Games' final day will feature huge motorized vehicles flipping through the air in beautiful yet deadly showcases. Fans or not, this is a must-watch.