The 2015 Winter X Games begin this week in Aspen drawing fans and athletes from all over the world to Aspen, Colo.

This is the 14th year Aspen is hosting the X Games, which began in 1997 in Big Bear Lake, California. The games have also been held previously at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado and Mount Snow, Vermont.

Men and women compete in extreme winter events like Snowboard Big Air, Snowmobile Speed and Style, and Snowmobile long jump. It's very similar to the Olympics but much smaller.

There is no admission for attendance to the events that run Thursday through Sunday. Tickets, however, are required for concerts which include Snoop Dog, Chromeo, and Skrillex.

ESPN will broadcast the events on ESPN, ESPN 3, and on ABC.

Check out these amazing X Games highlights!