Alex Ferreira Wins Gold at X Games Aspen - Aspen Real Life
Alex Ferreira Wins Gold at X Games Aspen

Alex Ferreira Wins Gold at X Games Aspen

Guest Blogger: Joey Lang

Kicking off the 2019 Winter X Games was Men’s Ski Superpipe. Aspen native, Alex Ferreira, was the athlete everyone had their eyes on. Coming off an amazing season last year, Alex has stayed consistent and has remained a major force in the Freeski world. After his second place finish at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang Alex won the Dew Tour this past December and came into X Games as a heavy hitter. Alex has previously racked up 2 bronze medals and a silver at the hometown event, but until this year he has never secured the gold.

Dropping into his first run of the night Alex laid down a beautiful run which set the tone of the competition and put him into first place, well ahead of anyone else in the event. Although Alex was in the lead throughout the entire competition he knew David Wise, Olympic gold medalist, could still over take him. On Alex’s third and final run he upped his first run’s score of a 90.33 to a 92.66. His flawless run started off with a right side double cork 1260 into a left double cork 1080, next he threw a switch 720, into a left side double cork 1260, he then ended his run with a massive double flatspin. This run was enough to provide Alex with the number one spot.

Alex Ferreira has worked extremely hard to get to where he is and securing the gold medal at arguably the biggest event in freeskiing has made his hometown of Aspen proud. After finding out he won the event Alex’s smile could be seen from outer space. Alex, ecstatic about the result, said “we’re burning down the town tonight, fire me up baby!”   

Alex Ferreira Wins Gold at X Games Aspen
Photo by Joey Lang
Alex Ferreira Wins Gold at X Games Aspen
Photo by Joey Lang

       

Sharing is Caring 💙

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin

Leave a Comment

Check us Out on Instagram

Check us Out on Facebook

12 hours ago

Aspen Real Life
We want to hear from the locals! ...
View on Facebook

2 days ago

Aspen Real Life
Looking for an Aspen holiday rental with some character? This month’s rental spotlight is a pet-friendly, mountain chalet with a little splash of Cher. DM us for details. ...
View on Facebook

2 days ago

Aspen Real Life
Boudreaux and I are similar in that we are mostly peace love and light, and a little go f%#* yourself.Bud! you were closed. I'll come back for my birdhouse tomorrow#carbondalemountainfair#imshy#goldenboy#meandhal#goddess#warrior#ifuckinglovecarbondaleco ...
View on Facebook

4 days ago

Aspen Real Life
Love working with you on this important series for young adults, thank you King Yoga, Aspen Strong: Promoting Mental Health in the Roaring Fork Valley, & Harper Rafelson for helping to make it happen 😍 👏 👏 👏 ・・・Repost King Yoga: So excited and truly honored to be part of such an incredible root down to rise up series of yoga classes with Aspen Strong and Harper. He’s the man! It’s been such a positive experience so far and is only getting better!Hope you can join us Friday 2-3pm for this class that will leave you feeling so blissed out, less stressed and a lot lighter mentally. It’s all good!Sign up at www.kingyoga.net or just show up. Can’t wait to see you all on your mats!Class is Friday 2-3pm in the King Yoga Snowmass studio located at 77wood Road, smv co 81615More info call 602-300-0839#aspenstrong #snowmassvillage #aspen #rootdowntoriseup #yoga #kingyogasnowmass ...
View on Facebook

5 days ago

Aspen Real Life
Sunday Open House: 450 Pioneer Springs Ranch Road, an incredible home nestled into a private location close to Aspen. Blake Appleby and Hudson Smythe from Compass will be there to greet you from 10 am - 1 pm. loom.ly/gLdKFzc Blake Appleby Hudson Smythe ...
View on Facebook