Aspen locals open Winter X Games
The Aspen Times
The 2016 Winter X Games at Buttermilk with kick off Thursday with a special locals’ night.
Two Aspen skiers will launch into the spotlight Thursday in the men’s ski superpipe competition at Buttermilk.
Alex Ferreira of Aspen, who finished with a bronze medal in the superpipe last year, will be back and going for gold Thursday night at 6 p.m. He is scheduled to be joined by Aspen native Torin Yater-Wallace, who generated his career with Winter X Games medals in Aspen.
Action will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday with a Special Olympics event, unified snowboarding final.
The snowmobiles will roll into focus at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, starting with the adaptive division.
The regular snowmobile racers will take off at 4 p.m. Thursday in the snocross eliminations and final.
The sporting events will warm up the crowd for a pair of opening-night concerts at the Buttermilk venue.
Run the Jewels will take the stage at 8 p.m., according to the Winter X schedule.
Nas is scheduled to perform at 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
David Stapleton is the development officer for the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club. A product of the club, AVSC sat down with Stapleton for a Q&A session in this week’s Clubhouse Chronicles.