Winter X: Fabian Boesch wins ski big air duel with Bobby Brown

Staff report

Winter X Games rookie Fabian Boesch of Switzerland won a ski big air duel with Bobby Brown of Breckenridge under the bright lights and the falling snow of the Winter X Games in Aspen.

The competition was held in spite of snowy conditions, a wet, sticky mix that forced an early end to the men’s snowboard slopestyle Saturday night.

The snowfall lightened a bit for big air with Bowsch and Brown taking advantage.

Boesch won with an 86.00 to Brown’s 85.00.

The bronze medal went to Eilas Ambul, also of Switzerland.

The gold medal was the first Winter X medal for Boesch, 18.

“This is X Games,” said Brown. “No matter the weather, the intensity is always high.”

The 2016 Winter X Games will conclude at Buttermilk on Sunday.

The featured event at 1:45 p.m. is the women’s snowboard superpipe competition with defending champion Chloe Kim.

A show by Kygo at 3:30 p.m. will close the X Games in Aspen.