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X Games Aspen 2019 Brings X Fest to Buttermilk Mountain

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The 23rd edition of ESPN’s annual winter sports competition, X Games Aspen 2019, returns to Buttermilk Mountain from January 24 – 27 and will host a variety of entertainment and activities suited for the whole family throughout X Fest, located at the base of Buttermilk Mountain. The festival will feature sponsor activations, interactive courses, an awards stage emceed by Chicago-based band, The Flavor Savers, athlete meet and greets, giveaways and the brand new X Trials Obstacle Course. For the complete schedule of action sports competitions, music and X Fest events visit XGames.com.

A new ticket option, X Lift + Music, was also added today, including a two-day adult lift ticket good for any of Aspen’s four mountains plus general admission access to all four shows at Buttermilk for $325. Admission to the action sports competitions and X Fest are free to the public, tickets to X Games musical performances start at just $20. For fans wanting to experience all four days of action sports and music, an all-music GA ticket is available for $120.

In addition to ticket options, X Games is also offering hospitality packages including a 3 Night + 4 Day Platinum Sports & Diamond Club Pass and a 3 Night + 3 Day Platinum Sports Pass. Both options include stays at the historic Little Nell Hotel or Hotel Jerome, along with access to the Platinum Tower.

 

STUDIO X

Studio X is the new X Games hot spot in X Fest for fans of all ages to step inside the world of X Games.  From educational, action sports focused workshops to local headline DJ’s spinning during the nightly Party in the Plaza, Studio X is set to be the “it” X Games hangout.

FILM SERIES IN THE DIAMOND CLUB

Head over to the Diamond Club, located in the music venue adjacent to the GEICO Music Stage, to watch the latest action sports film releases and meet the athletes and filmers creating the video pieces. Additionally, catch a 30-minute block of short films not related to action sports.

ATHLETE EXPERIENCE IN THE DIAMOND CLUB

For the first time, X Games Aspen fans can meet stars up close and personal. X Games host Brandon Graham will introduce Alex Ferreira, Levi Lavallee, Jackson Strong and Barrett Christy for fans to get a chance to ask questions and get autographs while enjoying hot chocolate and popcorn.

X TRIALS OBSTACLE COURSE

The exhilarating X Trials Obstacle Course will test competitors speed, strength and agility. To be rewarded for their skills, fans can run the course, beat their time and earn a spot to compete in the X Trials – Winter Warrior Jr. Final on Friday, Women’s Final on Saturday and Men’s Final on Sunday. 

X GAMES ALL ACCESS

Utilize the official X Games Aspen 2019 app to play X Games All Access. Fans can stop by each of the locations listed in the X Games All Access tab of the app to win prizes like Platinum Passes, upgraded music experiences in the Diamond Club, front-of-the-line access to athlete meet and greets and more.

SNOWSKATE PARK

Fans will have the opportunity to learn how to snowskate at the interactive Snowskate Park in X Fest. Additionally, the park will host daily demos and autograph sessions from snowskate pros, as well as a Snowskate Best Trick competition on Sunday.

X FEST SNOWFEST

X Fest Snowfest is the place for snow groms to hang and have fun, featuring activities like remote control snow CATS, snow Strider course and participate in the Shred Hate Snowman Pledge.

X SQUAD

The X Games hype team, X SQUAD, will be roaming X Fest and competition areas throughout the weekend to stoke out the fans. The team engages fans to participate in big-screen games, dance offs and sponsor giveaways.

Ticket information and full music and competition schedules are available at XGames.com/tickets.  Admission to X Fest is included with every ticket purchased.

The X Fest event schedule is as follows (all times in MT)

Thursday, January 24

2:30 p.m.                      Competition Medal Ceremony

3 p.m.                           Flavor Savers at the Awards Stage

4 p.m.                           “All in a Dream” Film Screening and Q&A with Danny Davis at Diamond Club

5 p.m.                           ZOOM Photo Workshop at Studio X

6:30 p.m.                      Party in the Plaza DJ at Studio X

10 p.m.                         Competition Medal Ceremony

 

Friday, January 25

1:30 p.m.                      Competition Medal Ceremony

3 p.m.                           “We Tried” Film Screening and Q&A with Craig McMorris at Diamond Club

4 p.m.                           Course Builders Design Workshop at Studio X

4:30 p.m.                      X Trials – Winter Warrior Jr. Final

5:00 p.m.                      “The Regiment” Film Screening and Q&A with Henrik Harlaut at Diamond Club

6:30 p.m.                      Athlete Experience at Diamond Club

7:30 p.m.                      Party in the Plaza at Studio X

9:30 p.m.                      Competition Medal Ceremony

 

Saturday, January 26

12:30 p.m.                    “Shorts Block” Film Screening at Diamond Club

3 p.m.                           Action Sports Industry Conversation at Studio X

4 p.m.                           Competition Medal Ceremony

4:30 p.m.                      X Trials – Winter Warrior Women’s Final

7 p.m.                           Party in the Plaza DJ at Studio X

10 p.m.                         Competition Medal Ceremony

 

Sunday, January 27

1:30 p.m.                      Competition Medal Ceremony

1:30 p.m.                      Snowskate Best Trick

2 p.m.                           Art Workshop at Studio X

4:30 p.m.                      X Trials – Winter Warrior Men’s Final

6 p.m.                           Party in the Plaza DJ at Studio X

9 p.m.                           Competition Medal Ceremony

 

Schedule is subject to change.  Download the official X Games Aspen app or go to www.xgames.com for additional information on all X Games Aspen 2019 events or on www.espnmediazone.com for media only.

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Olivia Wilson, ESPN Communications, 213-405-4145, [email protected]

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Grace Coryell, ESPN Communications, 213-405-4402, [email protected]