Beginning on January 27, the small town of Aspen, Colorado will be filled with excitement as scores of athletes from all over the world will be on hand to compete in Winter X Games 15.
The courses are set, the jumps have been erected and the halfpipes are formed. For thousands of fans, dozens of media outlets and the athletes themselves, tons of heart-pumping, death-defying feats are guaranteed.
The evolution of the Winter X Games over the past 14 years has been nothing short of remarkable. With each passing year, television ratings continue to increase and fan attendance records are shattered. Considering the number of new tricks that surface and the extremely high level of competition annually, it's just another reminder of how far winter extreme sports have actually come. Over a decade ago, the competition was considered raw and almost unknown; however, now it has become very well-respected and extremely popular in all parts of the world.
As a prelude to Winter X Games 15, the following slides highlight 15 of the most amazing performances in Winter X Games history. There's never enough time or space to cover all of the athletes worth mentioning, as the list shown here offers just a taste of the best moments from the past.
With as much excitement that has been provided over Winter X history, Winter X Games 15 promises to supply even more unforgettable action.