Winter X-Games attendance hits five-year low
ASPEN, Colorado ” Attendance at this year’s Winter X-Games hit a five-year low as officials say a poor economy and bad weather kept spectators at home.
The four-day contest drew about 68,000 this year to Buttermilk Mountain. That’s down more than 4,000 from last year and down more than 8,000 spectators from the Winter X-Games record in 2007.
Officials with the event say they’re pleased with the turnout. They say a poor economy and snowy, rainy weather depressed attendance.