Go big, or go home. At Aspen's X Games party in Denver this weekend, you can catch all the action on a huge outdoor screen (try 26 X 26...feet) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Skyline Park, just off the 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe Street. There will be a beer garden that's, uh, flowering with drink specials, as well as food and prizes. You can also catch the Games at the Paramount Cafe (519 16th Street) and Earl's (1600 Glenarm Place), which will feature drink specials and giveaways as well.
Get out your twin-tips and temporary tattoos: The X Games are hitting Aspen, Colorado again, January 22-25, 2009. This year, skip the snowmobiles for the demolition derby of Skier X (a.k.a. skiercross) – four to six skiers simultaneously careening down a motocross-like course of rollers, bumps, banks, and ridges.
The International Olympic Committee recently announced that the sport will be included in the 2010 Winter Games in Whistler, B.C.
Rahlves helped with ski clinics for the U.S. Ski Team and Spyder, skiing indoors
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA), the reigning X Games ski cross champion, has won the fabled Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuehel, Austria, as well as the World Championship super G. But, while doing ski clinics for U.S. Ski Team and personal sponsor Spyder at an indoor ski facility in Dubai recently, he had to answer a question he had never thought about before: "Hey, Daron, what's it like to ski outdoors?"
Rahlves, the 2001 World Champion, spent a few days in Dubai doing clinics with kids and adults in the world's largest indoor ski facility.