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2007 Winter X Games

Winter X Games Athlete
Mason Aguirre

For four days every January, some of the world’s most extreme athletes flock to Aspen, Colorado for the annual Winter X Games. For those of you in the dark, we have the scoop on the coolest event of the year!

Winter X Games - Big Names

There will be plenty of household names that will competing in Aspen in 2007. Snowboarder Shaun White, our favorite red-head since Carrot Top, will be the Winter X Games’ headliner. Other big names and past Winter X Games gold medalists include Tanner Hall, Kelly Clark (not to be confused with Kelly Clarkson), Nate Holland, TJ Schiller, Karin Huttari and Blair Morgan.

Winter X Games - Subtractions and Additions

Riding dirt bikes on the slopes is apparently too dangerous - even for the X Games. This year Moto X has been wiped off the list of events. Replacing Moto X is the snowmobile freestyle, where competitors try to jump their 500-lbs snowmobile over jumps that are up to 100 ft long. Is it just us or does that sound just as dangerous? Two other events have been added to the Winter X Games as well. The snowboard best trick showdown is a new event which should be a hit with the fans, as the top snowboarders in the game go head to head on rails and a 65-foot kicker! You'll also want to keep your eyes peeled for the mono-skiercross competition where the world’s top disabled sit-skiers race down a course with bank turns and jumps.

Winter X Games - The 411 on the Games

The Winter X Games is entering its 11th season and take place from January 25-28 in 2007. The competitions are battled out at breathtaking Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. Live coverage of the games will be broadcasted on ESPN and ABC.

Winter X Games - Fun Facts

  • 28 Winter X Games athletes from the 2006 games also competed in the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy.
  • With most events at night, five generators of electricity are required to light up Buttermilk Mountain.
  • In order to get every angle, there are more than 80 cameras posted all over the mountain.
  • Some of the musical artists scheduled to perform at the games in 2007 are Slash from Guns and Roses, Pennywise and the Dead Kennedys.
  • For more information on event times and news, go to www.expn.com.
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