X Games Aspen 2022: Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT? X Games Aspen is the world's best action sports event showcasing the biggest names in snowboarding and skiing. The three-day event is FREE to the general public and will include sponsor activations, live DJ performances, and world-class competitions featuring Men's and Women's Ski and Snowboard SuperPipe, Slopestyle, Big Air, and Knuckle Huck.
WHEN? X Games Aspen 2022 takes place January 21-23, 2022
WHERE? Buttermilk Ski Resort, Aspen, Colorado
SCHEDULE?Check out our tentative schedule, exact times to be announced
ATHLETES? Check out our invited athletes
WHAT ARE THE BASIC DATES AND TIMES?
X Games Aspen 2022 is a FREE event that kicks off on Friday, January 21st and goes through Sunday, January 23rd at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colorado. Over 100 of the top winter athletes will take center stage and compete in the biggest snow sport event of the year and includes interactive festival activations and LIVE DJ performances throughout the weekend.
WHAT ARE THE VENUE HOURS IF I WISH TO WATCH IN PERSON?
Friday, January 21st 10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.* (X Fest 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Saturday, January 22nd 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.* (X Fest 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Sunday, January 23rd 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.* (X Fest 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
*Buttermilk is open to the public daily from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
HOW DO I GET TO THE X GAMES ASPEN VENUE?
There is no parking at Buttermilk for X Games Aspen. Event Parking is located at the Brush Creek Intercept Lot, (North side of Hwy 82 & Brush Creek Road) west of the Aspen Airport. X Games shuttles will run continuously from the Brush Creek Intercept Lot, Downtown Aspen, and Snowmass to the X Games venue at Buttermilk Mountain. Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) also offers public transportation to and from Buttermilk. Go to www.rfta.com for a complete schedule and transportation locations. Ride share drop off and pick up is located at the base of Buttermilk off Hwy 82 and Owl Creek Road.
WHAT ARE THE BASICS FOR THE X GAMES VENUE?
Buttermilk in Aspen, Colorado will host X Games Aspen 2022 for its 21st consecutive year. The mountain will be in full operation during X Games Aspen and does not require proof of vaccination for lift access or Ski & Snowboard School lessons, or in market-style restaurants, rental shops or ticket offices. However, proof of vaccination will be required for entrance into any X Games Aspen spectator viewing and festival locations. See below for X Games COVID-19 guidelines.
WHAT ARE THE X GAMES ASPEN 2022 COVID-19 GUIDELINES?
All fans 12 and over will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination along with photo identification that matches the vaccination documentation in order to be admitted into any X Games Aspen spectator viewing and festival locations. Fans 11 and under* will be admitted to X Games Aspen spectator viewing and festival locations without proof of COVID-19 vaccination, however, must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult at all times and will only have access to outdoor areas within the spectator viewing and festival locations. All unvaccinated fans between the ages of 2 and 12 will be required to wear a form fitted facemask at all times. For full policy information, please see our Venue Information and COVID-19 Policy page
* If vaccine age restrictions are updated prior to the event dates, the policy may be adjusted accordingly.
WHERE IS THE SCHEDULE FOR X GAMES ASPEN?
HOW CAN I WATCH X GAMES ASPEN?
X Games Aspen 2022 is streamed through ESPN's online streaming service (ESPN3, WatchESPN). For the latest information on tuning into streams of X Games Aspen, broadcast schedule to be announced.
ARE THERE TICKETED CONCERTS HAPPENING AT X GAMES ASPEN 2022?
Due in part to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, X Games Aspen 2022 will not feature ticketed concerts this year. However, various DJ and other musical performances will be integrated into the general X Fest area at the base of the competition venue. Additional information coming soon.
HOW CAN I BUY TICKETS?
X Games 2022 is free to attend and no advance ticket purchase is necessary.
WHEN IS MY FAVORITE SPORT HAPPENING?
Full competition and broadcast schedule page. Please note that practices are not open to the public.
WHAT'S A REALLY COOL INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO GET TO KNOW ASPEN?
WHERE CAN I WATCH MORE ACTION SPORTS?
Check out "World of X Games," a weekly TV show on ESPN 2 and ABC featuring a variety of action sports and X Games athlete-focused content.
WHAT IS SHRED HATE?
Ten million students are bullied each year in the U.S. We want to change that, which is why X Games and ESPN launched Shred Hate, an initiative to end bullying in schools.
ADDITIONAL GUEST SERVICES INFORMATION
ATM machines are located inside Bumps Lodge, lower level.
ADA drop-off is available at the base of Buttermilk Mountain. Take Highway 82, turn onto Owl Creek Rd. and take the first left into Buttermilk Parking Lot. Follow signs to the ADA Drop-off/Pick-Up location. Designated wheelchair viewing areas have been established at the patio deck of Bumps Lodge, on the south/hill side of Bumps below Big Air, and in the music venue near the Concert Stage. Please visit the Guest Services tent located on the X Fest deck just past Bumps Lodge for information and assistance. Guest Services staff will be available to escort an individual to any of the wheelchair viewing areas.
Food and drink concessions will be available for purchase on-site in X Fest. Bumps Lodge will remain open to the general public and provide outdoor patio concessions along with a full-service restaurant indoors. X Fest will also include a beer garden on the outdoor patio of Home Team BBQ (must be 21+ to enter the beer garden).
Guest Services is the designated area for all event information and event services. Event schedule, venue activities, lost and found, wheelchair viewing maps and other event services are offered. Guest Services is located at the entrance of X Games at Buttermilk. If you have any event-related questions or concerns while on-site, please locate a Guest Services Representative or ask where the closest one can be found.
LOST CHILDREN/LOST AND FOUND ITEMS
Guest Services is the designated meeting point for lost or separated people, Lost and Found, and is the location for guests reporting any lost items. For lost and found item recovery following the event, please e-mail the Aspen Skiing Company at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-525-6200. X Games will not be held liable for any unclaimed items.
On-site medical is available to guests. If you have or see a medical emergency, please contact security immediately and they will notify medical personnel. The Spectator Medical tent is located on the X Fest Plaza next to the Bumps main entrance. Basic first aid services are provided by trained staff.
Official X Games Merchandise is available at the Merchandise tent, located near the main entrance opposite Bumps Lodge.
Buttermilk Mountain is located within standard cell phone service range. Mobile charging stations and/or electrical outlets will be available on a first come first serve basis at the Guest Services tent located at the entrance of the X Fest deck. Phones left will be at the risk of the owner.
Public restrooms are located inside Bumps Lodge. Additional public restrooms are set up directly across from the bus island as well as to the south/hill side of Bumps below Big Air. Restrooms can also be found near the entrance on the east side of X Fest and in the music venue during concert hours.
Security checkpoints are located at the entrance and exit to the venue. Event security personnel are also patrolling the venue and will assist with crowd and access control.