When X Games Aspen returns for a 14th event in Aspen Snowmass, Colo., from January 22-25, the winter action sports and youth lifestyle festival will descend upon Buttermilk Mountain with an expanded and fully-medaled adaptive sport lineup.View Story ▼SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Jan. 16, 2014 - When X Games Aspen returns for a 14th event in Aspen Snowmass, Colo., from January 22-25, the winter action sports and youth lifestyle festival will descend upon Buttermilk Mountain with an expanded and fully-medaled adaptive sport lineup and the return of the Snowmobile Hillcross and Speed & Style, showcasing the talents of more than 200 world-class athletes from around the globe. X Games Aspen 2015 - with live coverage on ESPN and ABC and an extensive array of content across digital platforms - is also presenting a Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding dual slalom competition on Thursday, Jan. 22. Each team will consist of one Special Olympics athlete and one X Games athlete participating in the dual giant slalom race on Buttermilk Mountain. Athletes will include X Games and Olympic Snowboard SuperPipe gold medalist and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Hannah Teter.
As one of only 10 Special Olympics athletes, Special Olympics Utah's own Carson Geiger from the Utah State Aggies team was chosen to participate in Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Races as part of this year's X Games in Aspen, Colorado on Thursday, January 22 from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m CST.
Just 24 years old, Carson has been snowboarding for Special Olympics Utah since he was 16. Carson also participates in basketball, soccer and unified golf with his dad. He says that he has won a gold medal in every snowboarding event he has participated in, and his dream is to one day be chosen to go to National or World Games to compete with other athletes from around the world. He will leave Tuesday, Jan. 20, to fly to Colorado for the big event.
About Copied from Utah News:I am from Logan Utah and I love to snowboard. I am sad there is no more snowboarding in Utah. I wen to xgames. I love to snowboard.View less ▲