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Winter X Games 12 Starting Today!

Starting today, Jan. 24, the X Games 12 take over Aspen. Through Jan. 27, be prepared to watch some serious shredding on the slopes. Not only do boarders trick out on the half pipe, but men and women attack the half pipe on skis, too. There will be big air, 1080s in the men's half pipe (that's three turns in one jump), and slopestyle on skis (crazy tricks on skis on a good old-fashioned ski slope).

Keep an eye out for Gretchen Bleiler. She is a 26-year-old boarder who took the silver in the '06 Olympics and has a couple of gold medals from previous X Games too. Not only was she the first woman to land the move known as The Crippler, but she also designs her own line of outerwear, which will be available in the Fall of 2008.

Here's the broadcast schedule for ESPN so you can program your DVR as to not miss a marvel.

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modernage modernage 8 years
I love the X games..i just love watching snowboarding and skateboarding! And gretchen along with hannah t. are my fav. female snowboarders
syako syako 8 years
She's adorable. I love women athletes. They need to be on the covers of many more magazines!!
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 8 years
You go, girl!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love the X Games :)
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