X Games Aspen 2016 Announces First Wave of Invited Athletes – Get the Scoop!

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The greatest time of year is upon us!

Early this morning (November 17), X Games announced the first wave of invited athletes to compete in the hottest event on snow — X Games Aspen 2016. 

The first wave includes Gus Kenworthy, Torin-Yater Wallace, Colten Moore, Mike Schultz, Yuki Kadono, Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen, and Arielle Gold. All 2015 medalists with sport disciplines returning in 2016 received an automatic invite to compete in this year’s event, in addition to another 83 invitations to new and returning athletes that did not medal last year.

deadmau5, DJ SNAKE, KYGO, Nas, Run The Jewels and twenty one pilots to Perform at X Games Aspen 2016

The full initial list of invited athletes in addition to the competition schedule can be found on As always, general admission to the action sports competitions and festival villages is free to the public.

X Games Aspen 2016 returns to Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass on January 28-31, 2016 for the 15th consecutive year. ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 16 hours of live X Games Aspen competition footage.  Additional competition, music and behind-the-scenes content will be carried on ESPN3 as well as the latest coverage across ESPN digital platforms, including, X Games app, X Games pages across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and more.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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