Top athletes and local stars ready to perform at X Games

ASPEN, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Thursday kicks off the 2019 Winter X Games in Aspen. Fans will have plenty to be excited about with some of the top athletes in the world hitting the slopes on Buttermilk Mountain as well as some Colorado natives that have risen to big heights in the snow sports world.

"Our athletes are all about progression and bringing their best out to X Games," said Associate Director of Operations Vanessa Anthes.

"You can guarantee whatever you see is going to be the best that they are bringing to the table. This is a great opportunity for the local athletes to show off right in their back yard. Being a local girl myself, it's great to see athletes that are coming up through the various ski programs and now are competing with huge followings in their back yard."

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