This past weekend was the 21st year for the 2017 Winter X Games, and like most 21st birthdays the X Games turned up the volume and took the party to the next level. Because not only did the X Games fly out international superstars to headline their concerts, they brought together the best athletes to compete in bigger and badder events. From the debut of a new sport, SnowBike Cross, to the very first domestic competition of Women’s Ski Big Air, capacity crowds gathered from near and far to watch athletes do the impossible. Plus this year there were crazy winter storms the week before the X Games. Dumping three feet of fresh snow in Aspen, it set the stage for an amazing competition week. Photography by Brent Andeck.