A skateboarder practices on the Big Air Ramp Wednesday.
X Games Austin 2016 begins today. Watch coverage on ESPN tonight beginning at 8:30 ET.
The world’s best action sports athletes return to Austin, Texas, to compete for X Games gold and prize money. ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 21 hours of live X Games Austin content with more than five hours of competition airing exclusively on ESPN3, as well as the latest coverage across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, the X Games app, and X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more.
ESPN Images will capture all the action through the event’s conclusion Sunday. This photo gallery provides a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation for the event.