Driving at Winter X Games in Aspen

Wondering how to make the most of driving at ESPN's X Games Aspen 2020? We've got you covered! Follow these tips of the road while driving in the Aspen area and learn ins and outs of the event, including where and when to drive. 

Best practices for driving at X Games 2020:

The X Games start on Thursday, January 23 and end on Sunday, January 26. It is one of the busiest weekends of the year in Aspen and we have the full download to keep you prepared for rides. 

  • All pickup and drop-offs for the games will happen at Burlingame Housing at 50 Harmony Pl Aspen, CO 81611

  • If you are picking up or dropping-off at any point during X Games, you must use this pickup and drop-off circle at ALL TIMES beginning Monday 1/20/20. See map below. 

  • You may be ticketed or towed if you do not use the rideshare circle: Safety is our top priority! Please do not bring riders to any other place besides the rideshare circle – it is the safest and easiest place to drop or meet your rider.

  • If your rider is trying to make you disobey the rules, bribe you, or jump out of the car at a dangerous intersection - please help us keep it safe for all attendees.  Remind your riders that safety is your priority and that you both risk being ticketed if you do not follow the rules. 

When and where to drive during the X Games Aspen: 

 

The athletes may be resting up, but the fun keeps going well into the evening in Aspen.  

  • X Games concerts are some of the busiest pickup and drop-off times. Be prepared by knowing when the concerts are, and the peak times for picking up and dropping off. 

    • Thursday

      • Drop-offs 7 PM - 8:30 PM

      • Pickups 9:30 PM - 11PM  

    • Friday

      • Drop-offs 4 PM - 5 PM

      • Pickups 10 PM - 12:30 AM

    • Saturday

      • Drop-offs 3 PM - 4 PM

      • Pickups 10 PM - 12:30 AM 

    • Sunday

      • Ingress: 3 PM - 4:30 PM

      • Egress: 8 PM - 10 PM

  • Please note: rides will continue even after the concerts are let out. Downtown Aspen stays busy until about 3 AM during  X Games. 

  • Want even more inside scoop? Download the ESPN Winter X Games app here for Android & IOS

Driving in the snow

 

*We recommend AWD/4WD, snow tires, chains, and tread for all driving in Colorado winters

  • Drive slow and steady. Just because you know how to drive in the snow doesn't mean others do. Take your time and be courteous to other cars. Arriving safely is more important than arriving quickly.

  • Use your turn signals. Roads are narrow with snow banks, so let others know you plan to merge unexpectedly.

  • Check your car before you go. Do you have windshield fluid, a shovel, and an ice scraper? Be prepared before you hit the road.

  • Safety first. No matter what the earnings and passenger demand, keep safety as your first priority. If you're feeling frustrated or uncomfortable, take a break.

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