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anyone been to winter X-games???

im thinkin about gettin a group of my buddies and goin to it this year...anyone ever been to it and have any info on it? like what its like, prices lodgeing and all.....thanks
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Lodging is going to be at high season rates and booked. So if you want a place better start looking now and book it. Lift tickets are expensive, so if you are planning on riding try to get a package deal. A day pass is right at $100 a day in Aspen.

As far as lodging goes, if you can't find anything in Aspen, you can look at Snowmass all the way to Glenwood Springs. Glenwood would put you about a half hour from the resorts. I believe the bus system runs all the way from there. You'd be better off if you could find a place further up the valley though. Like Carbondale or Basalt.

The events themselves are free to attend.
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Lodging is going to be at high season rates and booked. So if you want a place better start looking now and book it. Lift tickets are expensive, so if you are planning on riding try to get a package deal. A day pass is right at $100 a day in Aspen.

As far as lodging goes, if you can't find anything in Aspen, you can look at Snowmass all the way to Glenwood Springs. Glenwood would put you about a half hour from the resorts. I believe the bus system runs all the way from there. You'd be better off if you could find a place further up the valley though. Like Carbondale or Basalt.

The events themselves are free to attend.

thanks for the info man, see ive never been to colorado so its all new to me...ive not been able to look it up yet but do u know the dates for it?
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Not off the top of my head. Typically it's the last weekend of January to first weekend of February.
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yeah i just checked and its jan. 28-31 and i found a few lodging places in snowmass a aspen....it dont tell the schedule of events yet though
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I doubt they have the events scheduled as of yet. A lot of it has to do with what's popular that season. One thing is for sure, halfpipe finals and big air events will get night time slots for their finals. Skier or snowboarder halfpipe finals is traditionally the last event of the X-Games. Slopestyle events are held during the day.
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wanted to bump this as i was thinking of taking my little boy this year.

my questions are about getting around the events. do you need a lift ticket or are most events where you can walk around to them?

i live outside Denver so i was thinking of just a day trip. how crowded is it on any given day? ridiculous or does the event staff keep things going fairly well?
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Winter X Games info

Yeah i've been, schedule of events was just posted this week I think. the events are all free to attend, which is cool, and there are free shuttles taking you from town out to Buttermilk. also there's a lot of peripheral stuff happening around the Games - check it, there's even a contest sending 4 people to aspen for the games. sweet deal - www.alienwareaspeninvasion.com
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I went to the xgames at mount snow, as well as every us open at stratton since 1997. There is no surcharge for anything. Normal rates for rooms and rickets. I must say though, its a huge sausage fest with no girls making the bar scene afterwards really lame!
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