12 Facts About X Games


The inaugural X Games were held during the summer of 1995 in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

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The X Games have made it a point since its founding to stage an eco-friendly event.

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The X Games continued to add new events including the ski slopestyle event, ski superpipe event, snowboarding, skateboarding etc.

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The location of the Winter X Games is in Aspen, Colorado, through 2019, while the location for the Summer X Games has been in Los Angeles, changing to Austin, Texas, in June 2014.

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The X Games has international competitions and demos around the world that are held at varying times throughout the year.

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Winter X Games are, as described by ESPN, a competition compiled of the greatest winter action sport athletes from around the world competing on an annual basis.

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The first Winter X Games took place at Snow Summit ski resort in Big Bear Lake, California, in 1997.

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The following two years, the X Games were held at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado.

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Since 2002, the Winter X Games have been held at Aspen's Buttermilk Mountain and will continue to be until 2024, according to ESPN.

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In May 2003, the X Games held the Global Championships, a special event where five continents competed in 11 disciplines.

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Since 2010, Winter X Games Europe has been held in Tignes and began holding events in Norway in 2016.

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The Winter X Games level featured in the game ESPN Winter X-Games Snowboarding was based on the courses at Mount Snow, Vermont.

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