The week started off with very nice weather for the Men's Superpipe, a monstrous 560 foot long pipe, with 22 foot high walls. Gus Kenworthy, who would be the only male athlete to compete in Slopestyle and Superpipe, was in search of his first Winter X Games medal. The Teluride native, Kenworthy showed the judges, and a huge crowd that had gathered, his skills and especially amplitude in his three runs. His highest trick in the superpipe, a 20.6 foot high alley-oop double flat 900 helped him claim Silver– his first X Games medal.
The superpipe would be the scene for the next Atomic podium, as the Women's Superpipe competition would test the athletes on prime time TV. Japan's Ayana Onozuka, coming into Aspen after claiming first at the Dew Tour, and US Freeskiing Grand Prix, would continue her success by winning the Winter X Games Silver medal. The 26 year old ex-racer put down a final score of 85, which unfortunately wasn't enough to stop the red-hot Maddie Bowman, and her 4th consecutive Winter X Games Gold.