Feature photo: Spencer O’Brien holds her first X Games gold medal from the slopestyle competition on January 29, 2016. (Photo: Trevor Brown for ESPN via X Games)
Over the weekend Canadians scored big at the X Games, also know as the most extreme winter sport competition.
After four great days on Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, we’re not ready to let go of an unreal weekend of snowboarding and skiing. So thanks to one of our favourite apps and talented photographers, we’ve collected 16 moments to keep the Canadians X Games experience alive.
For many riders and skiers getting on the course for a test run is the moment when the excitement of the X Games kicks into high gear.
For others it’s the moment right before you drop when the adrenaline really kicks in.
You realize that regardless of who you’re racing you’re ready to come out on top.
You become more determined than you’ve ever been.
The look of determination. X Games Aspen. Womens ski superpipe finals. #denver #colorado #timkimphotography #dopeography #lifestyle #project365 #lightroom #sonyimages #sony #sonyalpha #sonyA7sII #zeiss #batis #aspen #xgames #sonyimages #lightroom #ski #xgamesfinals #redbullco #monsterenergy @cassiesharpe
What a ripper of a day! Four Canadians came down to race in the @xgames SkierX and all four of us landed on the podium! Huge thanks to my kickass team of ski techs, coaches, and physio (@backinactionphysio) as well as a huge congrats to teammates @bigairmar @lemanracing and @chrisdelbosco for laying down solid performances. 🤘🏼 #dreamteam @elanskis @TLaneTransport @EPCanada @skibigwhite @lululemon @uvexsports
Or Sébastien Toutant did in men’s slopestyle to finish second.
I cannot even put into words how incredible today has been. This has been a dream of mine since I was 13 years old and after ten years it finally became a reality. Thank you to my beautiful friends and family for believing in me and being there today, you'll never know how much it means to me. #gold #earnedthatshit #thankyou #letsparty Photo by @karirowe @nikewomen @rockstarenergy @mazdacanada @xgames
Or McMorris who defended his X Games slopestyle title.
You get to stand in front of your family, friends and fans as you reap your rewards.
Right before you celebrate becoming an X Games champion.
Decent medal haul for #canadaskicross at #xgames! Congrats to @lemanracing @kelseyserwa @bigairmar for 2 golds and a silver, I was able to throw a bronze into the mix for my 5th medal at X! Huge thanks to our support crew, Stanley, Primoz, Rod, James, and Mike, you guys rock! And thanks to all of our team partners and my personal sponsors and supporters! Stoked to have Mom, Dad, and sis Deb watching at the bottom!
And leave being able to say, you conquered the X Games.