Aspen X Games 2013: Thursday Competition

Big Air practice session in the snow. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Big Air practice session in the snow.
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Big Air practice session in the snow. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Levi LaVallee at the afternoon practice session for Snowmobile Freestyle.  - ©Jeremy Swanson

Levi LaVallee at the afternoon practice session for Snowmobile Freestyle.
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Levi LaVallee at the afternoon practice session for Snowmobile Freestyle.  - ©Jeremy Swanson
Loui Vito smiles after squeaking into the finals of Snowboard Superipe. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Loui Vito smiles after squeaking into the finals of Snowboard Superipe.
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Loui Vito smiles after squeaking into the finals of Snowboard Superipe. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Justin Hoyer competes in the Snowmobile Freestyle final. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Justin Hoyer competes in the Snowmobile Freestyle final.
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Justin Hoyer competes in the Snowmobile Freestyle final. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Levi LaVallee on his way to winning his sixth X Games gold. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Levi LaVallee on his way to winning his sixth X Games gold.
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Levi LaVallee on his way to winning his sixth X Games gold. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Levi LaVallee celebrates his win in Snowmobile Freestyle. The event marked his first freestyle competition since being injured in 2010. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Levi LaVallee celebrates his win in Snowmobile Freestyle. The event marked his first freestyle competition since being injured in 2010.
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Levi LaVallee celebrates his win in Snowmobile Freestyle. The event marked his first freestyle competition since being injured in 2010. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Cory Davis finishing a flip on during Snowmobile Freestyle. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Cory Davis finishing a flip on during Snowmobile Freestyle.
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Cory Davis finishing a flip on during Snowmobile Freestyle. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Going huge during the elimination round of Snowboard Superpipe. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Going huge during the elimination round of Snowboard Superpipe.
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Going huge during the elimination round of Snowboard Superpipe. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Snowboard Slopestyle Elimination round trimmed the field from 16 to 8 with favorites Mark McMorris and Shaun White surviving the cut.  - ©Jeremy Swanson

Snowboard Slopestyle Elimination round trimmed the field from 16 to 8 with favorites Mark McMorris and Shaun White surviving the cut.
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Snowboard Slopestyle Elimination round trimmed the field from 16 to 8 with favorites Mark McMorris and Shaun White surviving the cut.  - ©Jeremy Swanson
Iouri

Iouri "Ipod" Podladtchikov finished the Snowboard Superpipe elimination round in first place.
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Iouri
Gapping the rail section of the Snowboard Street course during practice on Thursday. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Gapping the rail section of the Snowboard Street course during practice on Thursday.
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Gapping the rail section of the Snowboard Street course during practice on Thursday. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Shaun White placed second at the Snowboard Superpipe elimination round - ©Jeremy Swanson

Shaun White placed second at the Snowboard Superpipe elimination round
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Shaun White placed second at the Snowboard Superpipe elimination round - ©Jeremy Swanson
Matt Ladley survived the Snowboard Superpipe elimination round to advance to the finals. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Matt Ladley survived the Snowboard Superpipe elimination round to advance to the finals.
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Matt Ladley survived the Snowboard Superpipe elimination round to advance to the finals. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Louie Vito took the eighth and final spot to advance to the finals in Snowboard Superpipe elimination. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Louie Vito took the eighth and final spot to advance to the finals in Snowboard Superpipe elimination.
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Louie Vito took the eighth and final spot to advance to the finals in Snowboard Superpipe elimination. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Heavy snow started to fall during the snowboard superpippe practice session. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Heavy snow started to fall during the snowboard superpippe practice session.
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Heavy snow started to fall during the snowboard superpippe practice session. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Tucker Hibbert answers questions from visiting elementary and middle school students. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Tucker Hibbert answers questions from visiting elementary and middle school students.
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Tucker Hibbert answers questions from visiting elementary and middle school students. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Getting the shot. A competitor is followed over the Big Air jump by a filmer with a GoPro. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Getting the shot. A competitor is followed over the Big Air jump by a filmer with a GoPro.
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Getting the shot. A competitor is followed over the Big Air jump by a filmer with a GoPro. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Resort: Buttermilk