In one of the most exciting events of the year, the 2013 Winter X Games combine the high-flying excitement of the Summer X Games with the unique and interesting challenges snow can provide to the competitors.
What will you be watching?
The snow on the ground and the cold in the air can only mean one thing: It’s time for the start of the Winter X Games from Aspen, Colorado.
Where: Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen, Colo.
When: Friday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 27
Watch: ESPN and ABC
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Full 2013 Winter X Games Schedule
Full schedule at the Official X Games site.
Thursday, Jan. 24
Men's Skiing SuperPipe, 12:30 p.m. ET
Men's Snowboard Slopestyle, 3 p.m. ET
Men's Snowboard SuperPipe, 10 p.m. ET
Snowmobile Freestyle Final, 10:30 p.m. ET
Friday, Jan. 25
Men's Skiing Slopestyle, 3 p.m. ET
Snowboard Street Final, 3:30 p.m. ET
Women's Skiing Superpipe Final, 8:30 p.m. ET
Snowboard Big Air Final, 10:30 p.m. ET
Men's Skiing SuperPipe Final, 10:45 p.m. ET
Saturday, Jan. 26
Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Final, 2 p.m. ET
Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Final, 3:30 p.m. ET
Snowmobile Speed and Style Final, 4:45 p.m. ET
Skiing Big Air Final, 9 p.m. ET
Women's Snowboard SuperPipe Final, 9:15 p.m. ET
Sunday, Jan. 27
Men's Skiing Slopestyle Final, 2 p.m. ET
Snowmobile SnoCross Adaptive Final, 3:15 p.m. ET
Women's Skiing Slopestyle Final, 3:30 p.m. ET
Snowmobile SnoCross Final, 4 p.m. ET
Snowmobile Best Track Final, 9 p.m. ET
Men's Snowboard SuperPipe Final, 9:45 p.m. ET
Biggest Names to Watch
Shaun White: Snowboarding SlopeStyle and SuperPipe
There is no bigger name at the Winter X Games than snowboarding legend Shaun White. Despite cutting his signature long red hair, the Flying Tomato will be back once again this year looking to win the gold medal in both SlopeStyle and SuperPipe.
White will have tough competition in the SuperPipe event, but he is the five-time champion and will once again take home the gold. The X Games veteran will have a harder time winning gold in SlopeStyle, though.
The rise of young star Mark McMorris has created legitimate competition for White. The veteran will be looking to avenge the fact that Morris walked away with the gold medal in SlopeStyle last time.
Tucker Hibbert: Snowmobile SnoCross
While Snowmobile SnoCross hasn’t picked up much steam with the mainstream media, the pure domination by American star Tucker Hibbert in the event should have even casual X Games fans tuning in to see what this sport is all about.
Hibbert is attempting to become the first-ever Winter X Games participant to win six straight gold medals in any single event, and his quest for legend status will be one of the biggest storylines to watch during this year's event.