Chloe Kim, Jossi Wells, & Mark McMorris Among First Wave of Invited Athletes for X Games Aspen 2017

Photo: Pete Demos/ESPN Images

With X Games Aspen 2017 only a few months away, ESPN and X Games has announced the first wave of invited athletes for the annual competition this morning (November 16) on their website and social media accounts.

The first wave of invited athletes features a star-studded lineup, including Cassie Sharpe, Chloe Kim, Joe Parsons, Jossi Wells, Mark McMorris, Robbie Madison, and Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen. All medalists from X Games Aspen 2016 who have sport disciplines returning in 2017 received an early invite to compete at X Games Aspen 2017 in September.

For the 16th consecutive year, X Games Aspen returns to Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass, Colorado to showcase the world’s premier action sports competition with live coverage on ESPN and ABC. The 2017 event will again feature action sports competitions, world-class musical performances from Bassnectar (January 27), Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals (January 28), The Chainsmokers (January 28), G-Eazy (January 29) and a festival village.

Make sure to catch X Games Aspen 2017 from January 26-29, 2017 on ESPN and ABC. To view our coverage from X Games Aspen 2016, click here.

Photo: Pete Demos/ESPN Images

Written by Juliet Schroder

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Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.