SNOWMASS VILLAGE - The Winter X Games will return to Buttermilk in Aspen for 2013 and 2014, event organizers said Tuesday.
The renewal of the event, which has been held in Aspen for the past 11years, comes after months of negotiating between X Games organizer ESPN and host Aspen Skiing Co.
"I'm fired up," said John Rigney, vice president of sales and events for Skico. "I think this is awesome news for our entire resort and it's a validation of everyone's efforts over the last 11 years to create an event with ESPN that is unrivaled anywhere."
Next year's X Games in Aspen are slated for Jan. 24 to 27.
The winter games also will be held March 20 to 22 in Tignes, France, as part of ESPN's efforts to globalize the X Games brand. Summer X Games are planned for Brazil, Germany, Spain and Los Angeles.