Shaun White On New Tricks: “A lot of times new tricks happen by mistake. That’s how tricks go—they just evolve.” The two-time Winter Olympic gold medalist will attempt the first-ever snowboard superpipe five-peat and is the most decorated Winter X contender with 16 overall and 11 gold medals.
On Aspen: “Aspen’s one of the more exciting ski towns. But it’s the subtle things I like. I like the tradition, that feeling of coming back to somewhere, and the fact that the same parking lot attendant from last year just high-fived me again on the way in.”
Sammy Carlson On New Tricks: “You have to master it in your mind and then go out and do it.” Carlson is the returning champion for men’s skiing slopestyle and was a show stopper at last year’s Skiing Big Air competition, snatching bronze for several stunning attempts at the triple flip.
On What to Expect This Year: “Everyone’s been training hard and it’s gonna go OFF.”
Gretchen Bleiler On Aspen Hosting Winter X: “Aspen is so unique in that we have four amazing mountains. The community here is so special and has truly embraced X Games.” An Aspen native and Olympic silver medalist, Bleiler is the only woman in Winter X Games history to win snowboard superpipe four times.