For the first time at X Games, all medalists from X Games Aspen 2015 who have sport disciplines returning in 2016 will receive an early invite to compete in the X Games Aspen 2016 event. The first full round of invited athletes will be announced November 16. For a complete list of invited athletes visit www.xgames.com.
X Games Aspen return the disciplines of Snowmobile Freestyle and Skier X. Skier X will return for the first time since 2012 and Snowmobile Freestyle since 2014. A fully-medaled adaptive sport lineup featuring Mono Skier X, Snowboarder X Adaptive and SnoCross Adaptive is back, while the Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding dual slalom competition – where athletes with and without intellectual disabilities compete together – also returns following its successful debut last year in Aspen.