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The Winter X Games returns to Buttermilk Mountain for four days of freeskiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snow biking, music, and shenanigans from January 26-29, 2017.

Here. we. go.

The best action sports, music, and festival on the snow invades town this weekend, so we're giving you the full rundown of all things X Games to take in. Festivities are already underway, with practice in the SuperPipe and the  ground-breaking "Shred Hate" campaign kickoff at Aspen High School. In conjunction with the non-profit organization No Bully, athletes will continue to visit schools across the country to introduce an enriched bullying-prevention curriculum.  Our two local athletes Alex Ferreira and Torin Yater-Wallace represented at AHS proper and will go head-to-head as they compete in the Men's Ski SuperPipe Final on Friday (we can root for both right?). 

All on mountain competitions at Buttermilk Mountain are free and open to the public, although the big-name concert calendar is almost nearly sold out. But miracles are common, so keep your eyes and ears open throughout the weekend for a rogue ticket. Club kids can find happenings at pretty much every hot spot in town and for a chiller vibe, head to Snowmass for free live music at Slow Groovin' BBQ, New Belgium Ranger Station, Nest Public House, and Venga Venga. DJs on Friday and Saturday nights aside, the BLK MKT boys are streaming all on-mountain events on big screens through the weekend with a pop-up shop from Think Tank Tattoo at Boogie's.

X Games weekend is notorious for ragers and parking is nonexistent, so here's one more friendly reminder to ride RFTA often, take a cab, support the non-profit “Free Rides for People Who Need Them” (970-319-2714), or get weird in the Ultimate Taxi. And for those looking to hookup, here's our official to the epic single scene in town.

This year, ESPN is giving Aspen Snowmass major airtime with 16 hours of extensive coverage and live content. Whether you're taking a break from the action or having FOMO at home, here's where you can tune in: ESPN, ABC, WatchESPN, WatchABC, and the ESPN App. A bonus seven hours of competition will also be streaming X Games YouTube Channel and hosted on XGames.com.

Have fun out there and see you on the sidelines, slopes, streets, and Instagram, everyone!

Thursday, January 26

Competitions:
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Special Olympics Unified Snowboard Final
12:30–2 p.m., Men's Ski Slopestyle Qualifier
2:30–3:30 p.m., Snowmobile Snoross Round One & Final
8–8:30 p.m., Women's Snowboard Big Air Final
8:45–10 p.m., Men's Snowboard SuperPipe Final
Free, xgames.espn.com

DJ Rama Brizzi
10 p.m., Aspen Brewing Company, no cover, aspenbrewingcompany.com

KYGO
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen, sold out, bellyupaspen.com

X Games Weekend Parties with DJ Cyn & Special Guests
10 p.m., Rickhouse Social, $20, rickhousesocial.com

Throwback Dance Party with Mark Jackson & DJ Naka G 
10 p.m., Escobar, no cover, escobaraspen.com

X Games Kick-off Party with Berkel Beats & Andrew Wicks presented by Diamond Supply Co. 
10 p.m., Bootsy Bellows, no cover, hwoodgroup.com

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X Games host and snowboarder Jack Mitrani with Torin Yater-Wallace, Alex Ferreria, and AHS staffers. 

Friday, January 27


Competitions:
1–2:30 p.m., Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifier
2:30–3 p.m., Snow BikeCross Round One & Final
6:30–7:30 p.m., Women's Ski SuperPipe Final
8:30–10 p.m., Men's Ski SuperPipe Final
10–10:30 p.m., Mens Snowboard Big Air Final
Free, xgames.espn.com

Bassnectar
9:45 p.m., Buttermilk, sold out, xgames.espn.com

Ananda Beats, Raw Russ, DJ DC
9 p.m., BLK MKT, no cover, facebook.com/blkmktaspen

The Chainsmokers
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen, sold out, bellyupaspen.com 

X Games Official X Games Party presented by Diamond Supply Co. 
10 p.m., Bootsy Bellows, no cover, hwoodgroup.com

X Games Official DJs Live Battle
10 p.m., Escobar, no cover, escobaraspen.com

X Games Weekend Parties with DJ Cyn & Special Guests
10 p.m., Rickhouse Social, $20, rickhousesocial.com

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Snowboarders Chloe Kim and Jamie Anderson were all smiles at the X Games press conference on Wednesday. 

Image: Joshua Dover

Saturday, January 28

Competitions:
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Men's Ski Slopestyle Final
1:15–2:30 p.m., Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Final
3–4 p.m., Snowmobile Freestyle Final
6:15–6:45 p.m., Women's Ski Big Air Final
7–8:15 p.m., Women's Snowboard SuperPipe Final
8:30–9 p.m., Men's Ski Big Air Final
Free, xgames.espn.com

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
4:30 p.m., Buttermilk, $25, xgames.espn.com

The Chainsmokers
9:30 p.m., Buttermilk, sold out, xgames.espn.com

Woody Creek Distillers Presents Go for the Gold Dance Party
9:30 p.m., Grey Lady Aspen, no cover, greyladyaspen.com

X Games Weekend Parties with DJ Cyn & Special Guests
10 p.m., Rickhouse Social, $20, rickhousesocial.com

Dustdrops & Geodecible
10 p.m., BLK MKT, no cover, facebook.com/blkmktaspen

KYGO
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen, sold out, bellyupaspen.com

Sunday, January 29


Competitions:
10–11:15 a.m., Women's Ski Slopestyle Final
12–1:30 p.m., Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Final
2–3 p.m., Snowmobile Best Trick Final
Free, xgames.espn.com

G-Eazy
3:30 p.m., Buttermilk,$35, xgames.espn.com & 10:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen, $120, bellyupaspen.com

Anderson .Paak' & The Free Nationals
6 p.m., Belly Up Aspen, sold out, bellyupaspen.com

X Games Weekend Parties with DJ Cyn & Special Guests
10 p.m., Rickhouse Social, $20, rickhousesocial.com

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