Get Ready for the 2013 Winter X Games

The 2013 Winter X Games are coming this weekend. Are you ready for them? Well if you're not, or even if you are we've prepared a little handy guide to help you get up to speed. We have a feeling this year's going to be one X Games you don't want to miss out on…

The Street Jam:

PHOTOS: Aaron Blatt

The Street Jam rules. It gives a chance for dudes who normally wouldn't be in the X Games becasue they are out busting in the street a chance to get some big time exposure. The dudes in this years jam are :

Dylan Alito

Forest Bailey (He won it last year)

Jaeger Bailey

Jonah Owen

Ryan Paul

Dylan Thompson

Nick Visconti

If you're in Aspen it's going down on Friday from 1:30-3:00 in the afternoon. Or if you're watching it on TV it's on at 3-5 in the afternoon on ESPN.

Here's a video of what went down last year. It was heavy and a killer way to kick off the X-Games.

Big Air:

PHOTOS: Aaron Blatt

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Big air is for sure a crowd please-er. Watching dudes send it over a huge jump and do crazy spins and flips is a pretty amazing spectacle. It's not an event you can miss. This video should show you what we're talking about…

The dudes sending the jump this year are:

Ulrik Badertscher

Chas Guldemond

Halldor Helgason

Torstein Horgmo

Mark McMorris ( He won it last year)

Stale Sandbech

Seppe Smits

Seb Toots

Eric Willet

If you're in Aspen it's going down on Friday from 8:30-10 at night. Or if you're watching it on TV it's on at 10:30-12:30 at night on ESPN.

Slopestyle:

PHOTOS: Aaron Blatt

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Slopestyle is cool. For those of you who don't know what it is ( we're guessing you all know what it is, but what the hell) it's rails and jumps. It's supposed to be like riding a snowboard park, but no snowboard parks look like slopestyle courses these days. Two pretty crazy rail set ups followed by four big jumps, it's a guarantee you're going to see some technical and crazy tricks go down.

The invited riders for the girls are:

Jamie Anderson ( She won it last year)

Sina Candrian

Aimee Fuller

Silje Norendal

Spencer O'Brien

Kjersti Buaas

Sarka Pancochova

Enni Rukajarvi

And for the guys it's:

Ulrik Badertscher

Chas Guldemond

Halldor Helgason

Torstein Horgmo

Mark McMorris ( He won it last year)

Stale Sandbech

Seppe Smits

Seb Toots

Eric Willet

Aleksander Oestreng

Peetu Piiroinen

Roope Tonteri

Maxence Parrot

Shaun White

 

The guys are hitting the slope course first this year with it going down live on Saturday from 12-1:15 in the afternoon, and the ladies following up at 1:30-2:45. It's going to be on ESPN and ABC from 2-6.

Superpipe:

PHOTOS: Aaron Blatt

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Superpipe is an event that people love, which is funny becasue no one ever rides the pipe when they go to the resort. The reason for that is that it's really, really hard. So when you see people who are good at it it's pretty awesome to watch. These people are all really good at it.

Invited women are:

Gretchen Bleiler

Torah Bright

Queralt Castellet

Kelly Clark ( She won it last year)

Kaitlyn Farrington

Elena Hight

Maddy Schaffrick

Hannah Teeter

The invited guys are:

Ryo Aono

Greg Bretz

Brett Esser

Benji Farrow

Christian Haller

Ayumu Hirano

Taku Hiraoka

Nathan Johnstone

Kazu Kokubo

Matt Ladley

Scotty Lago

Markus Malin

Luke Mitrani

Ipod

Louie Vito

Shaun White ( He won it last year. With a perfect score…)

The ladies are hitting the pipe first. They drop in on Saturday at 7:15-8:30, with it showing on ESPN on Saturday from 9-11 at night. The guys close out the X Games when they drop in on Sunday from 7:45-9:00 at night, with it showing live on ESPN. So make sure you watch it!

Will Mark McMorris get to do another victory lap? Only time will tell…PHOTO: Aaron Blatt