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2023 Aspen X Games Preview

By Leann Bentley
January, 20 2023
X Games
The X Games are returning to Aspen Jan. 27-29. (Mark Clavin)

In just a week, Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo. will welcome back the best freeskiers and snowboarders for three days of competition. Snowboarders and skiers from around the world will compete in various contests with over 30,000 fans expected to tune in. X Games Aspen kicks off on Friday, January 27th and goes through Sunday, January 29th.

This year, 22 U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes were invited to compete in the big air, slopestyle, knuckle huck and halfpipe contests. 

Olympic gold medalist Alex Hall, who is the only skier to win the X Games in four different disciplines, slopestyle, big air, knuckle huck, and real ski, will return to chase his sixth X Games gold. In 2022, Hall threw a double cork 2160 to win and stunned everyone in the crowd, leaving even the announcers speechless.

"I'm excited to hopefully take a new approach to some of my tricks and have fun out there," said Hall. "Pushing my creativity will be the goal and the knuckle huck contest should be a great time, too!"

Alex Ferriera, a two-time X Games champion (2019 and 2020 superpipe) will also return to the pipe this year, along with several teammates who have been around the world competing in World Cups, most recently in Calgary, Canada and Laax, Switzerland. 

For the women, Maggie Voisin will make her 2022-23 contest debut. Voisin, a seven-time X Games medalist, will return to the main stage and compete in the slopestyle contest. Along with Voisin is local Aspen athlete Hanna Faulhaber who will return to her home mountain to compete at her "favorite event ever" - the X Games superpipe. Faulhaber was third in 2022 and is looking forward to "having the hometown crowd surrounding the pipe and cheering their loudest for me," she said. "Last year was such an amazing time and to walk away with a third place was a true dream come true. I can't wait to be back there in a week and do it all again and put on the best show for everyone." 

On the snowboard front, Colorado locals Red Gerard and Lucas Foster are slated to drop in. Gerard will compete in slopestyle and Foster in superpipe. Maddie Mastro, who won X Games bronze in 2018, has accepted her invitation and will compete in the superpipe competition. In the 2022-23 season, the snowboarders have been competing around the world, most recently in halfpipe and slopestyle contests in Laax, Switzerland. After X games, they will head to Mammoth Mountain, California for the 2023 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix. 



  • Chris Corning
  • Jake Canter
  • Sean FitzSimons
  • Lucas Foster
  • Red Gerard
  • Dusty Henricksen
  • Julia Marino
  • Maddie Mastro
  • Zeb Powell


  • Aaron Blunk
  • Hanna Faulhaber
  • Alex Ferreira
  • Mac Forehand
  • Alex Hackel
  • Alex Hall
  • Birk Irving
  • Brita Sigourney
  • Colby Stevenson
  • Maggie Voisin
  • David Wise
  • Quinn Wolferman

For the most up-to-date schedule, click here.

Jan. 27, 2023

  • Women's Snowboard Slopestyle
  • Women's Ski Big Air
  • Ski Knuckle Huck
  • Men's Snowboard SuperPipe

Jan. 28, 2023

  • Men's Ski Slopestyle
  • Women's Snowboard SuperPipe
  • Women's Ski SuperPipe
  • Women's Snowboard Big Air
  • Men's Snowboard Big Air

Jan. 29, 2023

  • Women's Ski Slopestyle
  • Men's Snowboard Slopestyle
  • Snowboard Knuckle Huck
  • Men's Big Air
  • Men;s Ski SuperPipe