The Winter X Games is known as the world’s best action sports, music, and festival experience on snow. It has long been known as cutting edge and extreme, and has even seen some of their sports adopted by the International Olympic Committee. In 2018, the games will return to Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. The events will be held beginning on Thursday, January 25th and will wrap up on Sunday, January 28th. If you have access to ESPN or one of the partners, you are all set. Those traveling abroad will need to use a VPN to enjoy the games. A VPN will help you unblock any geographic restrictions.
Best VPNs to Unblock the Winter X Games
Founded in 1997, the Winter X Games has been hosted by ESPN and their sister network, ABC. The term X Games is representative of extreme sports but is also tied to Generation X, one of the event’s biggest demographics. It is the premier place to watch extreme winter sports and enjoy the skills of those athletes that may be outside the normal scope of the Olympics. There are several noteworthy differences in the competition including the fact that it is an eco-friendly environment and there is a total lack of drug testing.
The competition is divided into 4 major categories and several sub-categories in each. Please consult the information below for the X Games events, ESPN TV schedule and times.
- Ski Big Air, Ski Slopestyle, Ski Superpipe
- Snowboard Big Air, Snowboard Slopestyle, Snowboard Superpipe, Snowboard X, Bobsled Freestyle
- Snowmobile, Snowmobile Freestyle, Snowmobile Speed & Style, SnoCross, SnoCross Adaptive
- Real Video Series
- Real Snow, Real Snow Backcountry, Real Ski Backcountry
As you can see, there are quite a few wonderful events to enjoy at the 2018 Winter X Games. If you are planning on being there in person, the 4-day premium pass will give you access to everything you could want but will cost you nearly $2,000 USD. That includes music concerts, meet and greets, etc, but that is on top of the cost of lodging and transportation. For the rest of us, we will have to watch the Winter X Games on ESPN or one of the broadcast partners to enjoy it.
If you do not have access to the network, it is available through several different streaming services. If you will not be in the US at the time of the games and still want to watch, you will need to use a VPN. Simply connect to a server in the US and you are ready to watch. Make sure you have signed up for streaming service before watching of course.
And there you have it. Those are the steps you need to follow to watch the 2018 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado from anywhere you may be. You will want to use a provider with fast connections to help you get around geo-blocks and stream the events live with a VPN. Follow us @VPNFan for the latest deals and guides.