With the X Games’ Thursday start, the women’s and men’s Ski Superpipe, Women’s Snowboard Big Air and Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding medals have already been awarded (the events wrapped up last night), but there are still a plethora of championships to be decided.
With everything going on at Buttermilk right now it can be a little confusing figuring out when the finals of the various remaining events will take place, so here’s a handy primer to help make sure you’re where you want to be when you need to be there in order to see the winners crowned.
Women’s Ski Slopestyle – 10-11 a.m.
X Challenge – 2:15-2:45 p.m.
Snowmobile Freestyle – 5-6 p.m.
Women’s Ski Big Air – 7-7:45 p.m.
Men’s Snowboard Big Air –
Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle – 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Adaptive & Para Snow BikeCross – 12:15-1 p.m.
Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle – 1-2:30 p.m.
Snow BikeCross – 3:30-4 p.m.
Knuckle Huck – 6:30-7 p.m.
Men’s Ski Big Air – 8-8:45 p.m.
Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe – 8:45-10 p.m.
Men’s Ski Slopestyle – 12-1:30 p.m.
Snow Hill Climb – 5-6 p.m.
Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe –
Snow Bike Best Trick – 8-9 p.m.
If you’re looking for an event and an Aspen athlete to get behind, you’re too late. The valley’s two X Games representatives, Alex Ferreira and Torin Yater-Wallace, both competed in the Men’s Ski Superpipe last night. But there are still a bunch of Colorado athletes to pull for. Tomorrow’s Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle, in particular, will feature Nik Baden of Steamboat Springs and Silverthorne’s Chris Corning and Red Gerard. Baden and Gerard will also be competing in tomorrow’s Knuckle Huck.
Other central Colorado folks to watch for include Arielle Gold of Steamboat Springs in tomorrow’s Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe, Birk Irving of Winter Park in tomorrow’s Men’s Ski Big Air, Telluride’s Gus Kenworthy in Sunday’s Men’s Ski Slopestyle and Jake Pates of Eagle in Sunday’s Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe.
If you’re not from Colorado and don’t otherwise have a particular athlete to support, just pick the sports that interest you and get out to Buttermilk to see those sports performed by the very best skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers in the world. That in itself should be plenty enough to cheer for.