Fear not, friends. Despite no in-person crowds, the X Games is still throwing down in Aspen, Colo. Read on to learn about the top athletes competing in the X Games Aspen 2021 and how to watch it all unfold.
SuperPipe, Slopestyle, Big Air. The X Games has been running since 1995, and it’s not about to stop now. It’s 2021, and the X Games are back. Despite no in-person crowds, some of the biggest snowboard and ski athletes in the world will return to compete on the big stage.
The X Games just announced its full 2021 schedule (and dropped a sweet little preview) of this year’s games. Here are a few top events to watch for:
- Friday night: Women’s Ski Big Air and Men’s Ski SuperPipe
- Saturday night: Men’s Ski Big Air, Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe
- Sunday night: Men’s Snowboard Big Air
X Games Aspen: How to Watch
This edition of the X Games will largely be televised, so if you have access to a television subscription, that’s your first option. Check it out on ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC, and get the full schedule here.
X Games Athletes: Who to Watch
Alex Ferreira: An Aspen-native pipe skier who won back-to-back X Games gold in 2019 and 2020, Ferreira has racked up six total X Games medals since he began competing in 2013.
Kelly Sildaru: This Estonian skier took home SuperPipe and Slopestyle golds at the X Games 2020 and is one of only two female athletes competing in three disciplines this year (SuperPipe, Slopestyle, and Big Air).
Chloe Kim: SuperPipe snowboard shredder Chloe Kim is back at the X Games after she took 2020 off for her first year at Princeton. Kim is arguably the best SuperPipe athlete at the X Games, with five gold medals and seven podiums to her name.
Gus Kenworthy: Competing since 2011, he’s a skier with five X Games medals to his name. He’ll compete in SuperPipe competitions this year.
Dusty Henricksen: This snowboard athlete dominates in Slopestyle and Knuckle Huck, and he’s only 17. He competed in his first X Games in Norway 2020.
The X Games run Friday, Jan. 29, through Sunday, Jan. 31, in Aspen, Colo. Watch the X Games on ESPN, ABC, or online. You can also interact on the X Games’ brand-new X Fest interface online to attend virtually and enter to win a Polaris snowmobile.