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As if the skiing, rails, big air and other extreme activities wasn’t hot enough, the town of Aspen goes off during the X Games.
According to ESPN, the on-site spectator total of 66,500 was the highest in the event’s three-year history in Aspen, and consisted of people of all ages.
Laurent Favre, slopestyle skier, grabbed the fourth place spot at X Games 2004.
Vail locals Mackensie Boyie (14)and Heather Nelson (15) came to X Games to cheer on Shaun White and other “hot snowboarding guys.”
Tanner Hall was the big winner taking the gold for the second year in slopestyle and fourth in superpipe. He is seen here with Skiingmag.com assistant editor, Libby Niemi.
If you’re not able to get pipe-side to see the competitions, you can always watch steps away from the action on the live big sceen.
In a party thrown in their honor, FHM cover girls (and X Games Athletes)Jamie Little, Tara Dakides and Gretchen Bleiler pose in front of their recent body paint shot.
The Superpipe seemed to be even bigger with the black backdrop of night and the lights illuminating the competition.
During one particularly snowy afternoon, many chose to stay indoors and watch the nearby competition on TV. This was the case for Knoxville-resident, Cheri Pollack, seen here.
As the day turns into night, the temperature drops but the competition heats up. Many of the finals are at night so come prepared, cause you don’t want to miss the action just because your toes are cold.
Ivan Petit and Sebastian Thibauld work for Ski Doo factory racing department and have come to support their snowmobile-racing athletes.
Johanna Robertson has lived in Aspen for 5 years and excited to have the X Games in Aspen until 2007. She is seen here with two Denver-locals.
The X Games is easily accessible by bus from downtown Aspen or Snowmass. The entrance, seen here, caters to those arriving by bus.
25-year old Denver local Angel Macias (lower right) is enjoying his second year at the X Games and says his favorite thing to do is morning groomers and then come back to watch a the events, meet some really good quality folks and enjoy life and a vacation.
Shaun White reigns on the podium before getting injured and missing the Superpipe finals.
Casey Puckett (1), Lars Lewen (2), and Reggie Crist (3) enjoy their time on the podium for Skier X.
If getting a seat is a priority, get there early. Seating is limited.
The Superpipe is big enough to give everyone a great view of the action.
Crowds enjoy the sun as the competition gets started for the day.
Brothers Shawn and Levi Bones and friends at X Games party.
Chris Turpin, Virginie Faivre, Joe Vallone (skiing judge) and Jamie Brandon