My name is AspenSpin and I'm a ski-a-holic. It may look like I attend all the X Games events at Buttermilk and all the parties...but i don't. In fact for 2012, I spent 2 1/2 of the 4 days of X Games in Denver attending the Ski Industry Association (SIA) Snow Show...the Ski and Snowboard Industry's main event in the U.S.A. I spent a 1/2 day sleeping (at night). That left 1 full day, 24 hours to get it done.
I have a few confessions to make. I don't like crowds, I hate waiting in line and I try not to ride the bus. A couple more revelations; I don't have a VIP pass, free drinks don't excite me and many of the X Games competitors are young enough to be my grandchildren. Please realize that in the past 6 years at X Games, I've snuck into the VIP tent, crashed the Athletes Lounge, been hit on by Athlete's Mom's, been in the production truck, on the X Games courses and almost had several panic attacks in the crowd. I've almost done it all. I've even hit the pipe, the super pipe that is....and dat sh*t is scary. In fact, true story... it was just after the first time I rode the Buttermilk halfpipe that I started wearing a helmet. I digress. 24 Hours of Aspen (X Games Edition).
For 2012 I devised the ultimate X Games strategy.
1) Watch all the events on TV.
2) Spend no more than two hours at the venue, Buttermilk. 10am -12am on Sunday.
3) Grab as much swag as possible. Free sh*t makes me happy , what can I say. (Who wants a key chain or wrist band?)
4) Take as many sick pix as possible to capture the energy and excitement of the crowd.
5) Focus on a couple of the main parties. I can't go to 'em all...mostly because I'm not on the list...but I identified a couple of key events to pinpoint my efforts. The MARLEY SAFE HOUSE offered One Love and all the comforts of home...so I just chilled there most of the time.
Here are the results; Please Click my pix.