Aspen’s Alex Ferreira delivers, wins X Games for third time

By Madison Osberger-Low, Special to The Aspen Times

Alex Ferreira made it three for three this season with a win in the X Games Aspen superpipe on Sunday night, enjoying redemption after a disappointing 2023 contest when he took two hard falls, finished last out of eight competitors and heard critics suggest that maybe it was time to retire.

“It’s the most unbelievable feeling I’ve ever felt,” the Aspen-born skier said in the finish area. “This is the sweetest redemption I’ve ever tasted. I fell both runs really hard last year. I didn’t even know if I was going to continue to compete after that. And to come back, wow, what can you say. I’m out of words I’m so happy.”

New Zealand’s Nico Porteous, who sat out X Games last year after winning it twice the two years prior, took silver in the men’s halfpipe skiing final with a creative new program at Buttermilk Ski Area.

Oregon’s Hunter Hess won the bronze medal, his first at X Games.

Alex Ferreira of Aspen bites his gold medal after winning the the men’s ski superpipe on day 3 of the X Games Aspen 2024 on Jan. 28, 2024 in Aspen. (Jamie Squire, Getty Images)

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