ESPN Press Room: X Games announced today the sports and disciplines for X Games Aspen 2020, including new additions of Snowboard SuperPipe Best Trick, Snowboard Rail Jam and, following the success of Snowboard Knuckle Huck in 2019, Ski Knuckle Huck. After five consecutive years of the fan-favorite Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Event, X Games Aspen will also add a Special Olympics Unified Skiing Event this year. The full schedule for the event, held January 23 – 26, 2020 at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo., will be revealed tomorrow on XGames.com.
- Snowboard SuperPipe Best Trick – Riders will have the opportunity to throw the best trick in their arsenal in the SuperPipe. The competition will be in a jam session format, with eight riders competing for 20-minutes, scored on overall impression.
- Snowboard Rail Jam – For this new addition, riders will take as many runs as possible in a jam session format, using only the rails on the Slopestyle course. Based on overall impression, judges will rank the riders throughout the competition and take into consideration progression, difficulty, execution and variety.
- Ski Knuckle Huck – X Games will continue to celebrate the style and creativity inherent in winter sports with the addition of Ski Knuckle Huck. Instead of hitting the Big Air jump as they traditionally would, riders instead take off the knuckle (roll over) of the jump and huck their most unique trick, finishing in the same landing area. Since the athletes do not get as much height, the tricks must instead rely on technicality and creativity throughout the jam session format.
For more information on X Games Aspen visit XGames.com.