Winter X Games 11, January 25-28

The 11th annual Winter X Games begin today and run through Sunday at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado.

run by ESPN

250 athletes from all over the world
25 Olympians from nine countries

snowboarder Danny Kass
- silver medals in 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics

Shaun White, the Flying Tomato
- the halfpipe gold medalist at the 2006 Winter Olympics
- competes in the men's snowboard slope-style final on Saturday
- American Express commercial, cover of Rolling Stone
- 1080 (three full twists) in the SuperPipe

Grete Eliassen
- Norwegian hottie on skis

Heath Frisby
- freestyle snowmobile rider

Janna Meyen
- women's snowboarding slopestyle

Blair Morgan
- snocross, or snowmobile racing
- began the now-standard stand-up style of racing

Hannah Teter
- gold in the women's halfpipe at the 2006 Olympics

Gretchen Bleiler
- silver in the women's halfpipe at the 2006 Olympics

Winter X Games EVENTS
$726,100 in prize money

Skier X Men's
Skier X Women's

Ski Slopestyle
Ski SuperPipe Men's
Ski SuperPipe Women's

Mono-Skier X

Snowboard Slopestyle Men's
Snowboarder X Men's
Snowboard SuperPipe Men's
Snowboard Best Trick Showdown
Snowboard Slopestyle Women's
Snowboarder X Women's
Snowboard SuperPipe Women's

Snowmobile SnoCross
*Snowmobile Freestyle - new event

NO MORE Moto X (freestyle motocross)

Winter X Games TV Schedule
on ESPN starting Thursday night
on ABC on Saturday afternoon
host: Sal Masekela