Every winter the action sports industry turns it’s eyes upon Aspen, CO. “A place where the beer flows like wine and where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano.” Aspen plays host to the Winter X Games, a action sports packed winter extravaganza.
Sierra has three athletes who compete in the competition and for the second year I went out to support our team and make sure they had everything they needed. This year I was also accompanied by our photographer Brian Walker.
Our athletes had another successful season at X. While only 2 of the 3 competed we went 2 for 2 and came home with a 1st and 2nd place. Maddie won gold in women’s halfpipe and Jamie took second in women’s slopestyle. Both girls represented the resort proudly and now take off to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Along with comps, X Games is a huge industry party. With everyone is in one place it was a blast caching up and enjoying a few “sodas” with old and new friends.
Until next year Aspen.
BIG thanks to Meredith McKee, Drew Smith, Maddie, Sue, Jamie, ShayWill, and everyone else for such an awesome weekend.