The winter X Games were launched in 1997 after the success of its summer equivalent Extreme Games as they were first known. After its initial success the winter X Games came to Tignes in Europe where the second leg has remained to this day.
The first ever event was held at the Snow Summit Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake to a crowd of 38,000 since then crowds have swelled to over 70,000 in America and 60,000 in Europe
Some of the most impressive records of the games include Shaun White becoming the first ever athlete to win three times in a row in the superpipe and Nate Holland won the snowboard X five times in a row.
Keep uptodate with the X Games through the World Snowboard Guide this coming season.
28-31 January 16, Aspen, USA
X Games Aspen 2016 will mark 20 years of winter events, celebrating the progression of the winter version of X Games from its debut in Big Bear, Calif., into a full action sports and youth lifestyle festival as the event takes over Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass.
24-28 February 16, Tryvann Vinterpark, Norway
A new international X Games experience will take place this winter in Scandinavia. Get ready for X Games Oslo, going down live in the Norwegian capital
23-26 January 14, Aspen, USA
ESPN’s X Games will kick off the 2014 winter season at X Games Aspen, returning to Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., January 23-26, 2014, with live coverage on ESPN and ABC.
20-22 March 13, Tignes, France
The winter X Games returns to tignes for 2013 season.
26-29 January 13, Aspen, USA
Winter X Games returns to Aspen Colorado!