The Winter X Games 2013 wrapped up last week. The event has grown tremendously over the last 10 years and now has over 200 competing athletes with 150,000 visitors for the four-day festival. Last year, ESPN reported reaching more than 232 million homes in 200 countries and territories with X Games content.
Many athletes from this year’s event — hosted in Aspen, CO — can be found in films distributed by The Orchard. Here’s a quick run down of some highlights and where else you can see these guys.
Torstein Horgmo, the star of Horgasm — A Love Story, threw down a switch backside 1440 triple cork to win his fourth gold medal in the Big Air event. The trick is just as ridiculous and complicated as it sounds. And he stomped it perfectly. See the gold medal winning run for yourself below, and check out Horgasm on iTunes today at a special X-Games price. It’s the #1 snowboard film of 2012 and can be found on all major digital retailers, including Hulu.
Henrik Harlaut won gold in Ski Big Air. The 22-year-old hailing from Quebec, Canada can be seen featured in The Education of Style. Henrik made history by stomping the first ever nose-butter triple cork 1620, which earned a perfect score and the top spot of the podium. Bet that makes you want to watch his latest film, right?
A surprise came on Sunday night in the Men’s Superpipe when 14-year-old Ayumu Hirano of Japan almost nocked off 6-time gold medalist Shaun White. His insane run took home a silver medal and will be talked about for years to come. Catch a full dose of Hirano in the film Stonp or Die available on iTunes.
In the shadow of all the hype of gold medal runs, the music scene actually goes off in Aspen during Winter X. This year included performances at various parties by Major Lazer, Bloc Party, RJD2, Sex Panther and Trouble Andrew. Worlds collided when Calvin Harris hit a stage at the bottom of the X Games Superpipe; so many people were stomping on the snow at once that a heavy steam was emitting from the crowd — no joke. Check out The Orchard Sports Facebook page for a peek.
Until next year for an even more insane X Games!