Winter X Games get off to early start Wednesday
The Winter X Games will get off to an early start at Buttermilk on Wednesday night.
In a change from previous years, the 2015 Winter X Games will kick off with a medal event starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Buttermilk halfpipe. The Women’s Ski Superpipe event will be the first of 19 different sports scheduled for the Buttermilk venue over the next five days.
Olympic gold medalist Maddie Bowman is a two-time defending Winter X Games gold medalist in the Women’s Ski Superpipe.
The traditional Winter X Games schedule will take off Thursday morning at Buttermilk. At 11 a.m. Thursday, the Men’s Snowboarder X qualifying rounds will be held in the side-by-side, NASCAR-style racing format.
Later Thursday, there will be finals in Snowmobile Speed and Style and Men’s Snowboard Superpipe.
The X Games schedule continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Buttermilk.
Winter X Games 2015
Schedule of events
Buttermilk Mountain / Aspen
All times Aspen
Wednesday, Jan. 21
7 p.m. — Women’s Ski Superpipe Final
Thursday, Jan. 22
11 a.m. — Men’s Snowboarder X Qualifying
11 a.m. — Women’s Snowboarder X Qualifying
11 a.m. — Snowboarder X Adaptive Qualifying
Noon — Men’s Ski Slopestyle Elimination
1:30 p.m. — Mono Skier X Final
3 p.m. — Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding
6 p.m. — Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Elimination
7:15 p.m. — Snowmobile Speed & Style (quarterfinals, semifinals, finals)
7:45 p.m. — Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
Friday, Jan. 23
11 a.m. — Men’s Snowboarder X (quarterfinals, semifinals, finals)
11 a.m. — Women’s Snowboarder X (quarterfinals, semifinals, finals)
Noon — Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Elimination
1:30 p.m. — Snowboarder X Adaptive (semifinals, finals)
5 p.m. — Men’s Ski Superpipe Elimination
6:15 p.m. — Snoop Dogg Concert
7:30 p.m. — Snowboard Big Air Round One
8:30 p.m. — Snowboard Big Air Final
9:30 p.m. — Snowmobile Long Jump Final
Saturday, Jan. 24
11 a.m. — Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final
12:30 p.m. — Major League Gaming “Counter Strike Global Offensive” (semifinal one)
1:30 p.m. — Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final
2:30 p.m. — Major League Gaming “Counter Strike Global Offensive” (semifinal two)
3 p.m. — Snowmobile Hillcross (quarterfinals, semifinals, finals)
4 p.m. — Chromeo Concert
6 p.m. — Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
7 p.m. — Ski Big Air Round One
8 p.m. — Ski Big Air Final
9:30 p.m. — Skrillex Concert
Sunday, Jan. 25
9:45 a.m. — Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
10 a.m. — Major League Gaming “Counter Strike: Global Offensive” (bronze medal match)
11:30 a.m. — Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
Noon — Snowmobile Snocross Adaptive Final
12:30 p.m. — Major League Gaming “Counter Strike: Global Offensive” (gold medal match)
1 p.m. — Snowmobile Snocross Round One and Final
2:45 p.m. — Men’s Ski Superpipe Final
4:30 p.m. — Wiz Khalifa Concert
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