Guide to Attending the Winter X Games

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January 23-26, 2020 brings the return of X Games Aspen to Buttermilk Mountain. From the thrilling sports to the scenic venue, X Games will draw visitors from all over the world. If you’re making a trip to Aspen, make sure you have all the information ahead of time so you can focus on the sports instead of the details. Here’s our guide to attending the Winter X Games in Aspen.

Ticket Info

As always, X Games Aspen is free to the general public. However, if you want to hit the slopes yourself, enjoy some of the private venues, or jam out to any of the weekend’s music lineup, you can purchase passes online or at the box office. You can also upgrade your tickets to a Diamond Club, Athlete Experience, or XIP pass at the box office.


No matter the weather, the X Games concerts will perform live from the GEICO Music Stage at the base of the mountain. Check out the concert schedule below:

  • Rae Sremmurd – January 24 at 10:00 PM
  • Illenium – January 25 at 4:30 PM
  • Alesso – January 25 at 9:30 PM
  • Bazzi – January 26 at 4:30 PM

Hit the Slopes

You can’t make a trip to Aspen without hitting the slopes yourself. Whether you’re an old pro or strapping on skis for the first time, there’s a run here for you. While the base of Buttermilk Mountain is closed off for the Games, you can still visit the top and western sides of the mountain. If you’re willing to go a little out of your way, you can beat the event crowds and head to Ajax, Highlands, or Snowmass for your thrills. There’s a lot to experience, but if you plan it right and make a trip out of it, you can make the most out of your Colorado adventure.

The Main Event

Of course, it wouldn’t be a guide to attending the Winter X Games without some top tips about the competition itself. Be sure to wear layers so you can be comfortable no matter how the weather fluctuates. While the competition is key, some of the best performances come out of the practice sessions—try to catch a few if you can. Finally, stay up to date on all information by visiting the X Games website or downloading the X Games Aspen 2020 App.

Written by Kevin O'Neill

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