21 Feb LA and Chicago hit the slopes in Aspen for X Games – and they were stoked.
Gear, check. Thermal underwear, check. Beard for warmth, check. Off to Aspen we go! Veteran X Gamer, Mr. Dan Lowrey and I hit the slopes our first day there to check out the landscape at Buttermilk Mtn, host of this years Winter X Games. Armed with GTT’s best gear and warmest boots, we shot ENG for this years events. Capturing everything from athlete arrivals, big air/halfpipe/slopestyle finals, gold medal ceremonies, X FEST, X concerts, gold medal interviews…literally everything the X Games had to offer was at the end of our lens. I consider this shoot a “bucket list” shoot. If I could tell the 15 year old me that I shot X Games in Aspen, well he would think I’m pretty radical (common 90’s lingo). Highlights were as follows: Figuring how to get a backpack, a 30 lb camera and full size tripod to fit on the back seat of a snowmobile for rides up and down the mountain was tedious. However, by day 5, I was a pro. Also, seeing these athletes pull off tricks in person I could only attempt in my dreams was absolutely amazing. We had the best seats in the house for one of winter’s greatest events. Stoked!