There’s no denying that men’s X Games big air is one of the most anticipated events of the winter for freeskiing fans. The adrenaline-filled night provides some of the most daring tricks our sport has ever witnessed. This evening, under the lights and amidst a snowstorm, eight athletes joined atop Buttermilk Mountain to once again chuck their meat for the chance to stamp their name in the history books and grab some of the healthy X Games cash purse.
As expected, the rowdy Colorado crowd was treated with high flying action. From doubles, to triple corks and grab maneuvers the common skier wouldn’t even dream of attempting, we saw it all and then some from the esteemed list of riders. However, at the end of the 25-minute jam-style contest, it was X Games rookie Fabian Bösch who claimed the gold medal, posting a score of 86.00 with a triple cork 1440 safety and a triple cork 1620 safety.
Joining 18-year-old Bösch on the podium tonight was Colorado-native Bobby Brown (silver), who stomped a triple cork 1440 mute and a double misty 1080 bow-and-arrow; and Swiss skier Elias Ambühl (bronze) who put the landing gear down on a triple cork 1620 safety, two times.
Below, you’ll find all of the highlights from the wild evening, as well as the complete results from the contest. Enjoy the video footage and be sure to strap on a helmet before you even begin to consider trying these tricks in your own backyard.
Congratulations to all of the athletes. Thank you all for putting on yet another incredible display of talent.
Top Runs from Men’s Big Air
Elias Ambühl – Bronze
Bobby Brown – Silver
Fabian Bösch – Gold
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Following tonight’s big air competition, we caught up with gold medalist Fabian Bösch and silver medalist Bobby Brown. Unfortunately, bronze medalist Elias Ambühl was not available for comment due to a lower leg injury sustained during the competition.