ESPN drops longstanding Skier X, Snowboarder X races for upcoming Winter X Games in Aspen

Skier X always delivers a crowded, mad dash to the bottom.

We don’t know about you, but we’re disappointed that Skier X and Snowboarder X have been dropped as events for the upcoming Winter X Games.

For one thing, the event has ALWAYS been a part of the X Games (well, Skier X started in year two). And the go-for-broke race down an icy, twisting course, crowded by jostling riders sort of defined the X Games spirit. Plus, it’s STILL an Olympics sport.

But that didn’t keep ESPN from deciding to drop the event for the upcoming Winter X in Aspen (Jan. 24-27). And even they admitted they didn’t have a great reason for the move. Past medalists in the event, such as Aspen’s Casey Puckett, are understandably disappointed. Here’s what Casey had to say to the Aspen Daily News.

Read the story to learn more. And happily, they didn’t rule out the event’s return.

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