Experience the Winter X-Games With Gus Kenworthy

Gus Kenworthy takes V through the 2020 Winter X-Games.

With American Horror Story: 1984 recently wrapped up, Gus Kenworthy ended his role as Chet Clancy and was back to his roots competing in the 2020 Winter X-Games in Aspen last week. You either know Kenworthy from his phenomenal slopestyle skiing, especially in 2014 after winning silver in Men’s Slopestyle at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, or you recognize him from guest judging on RuPaul’s Drag Race last year.

Most notably though, Kenworthy is known for shedding light on LGBTQ+ athletes after being the first action-sports athlete to come out as gay in 2015. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Kenworthy kissed his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas before his run, which was broadcasted on live television and seen as a significant moment for LGBTQ+ athletes. The influential athlete also raised $250,000 to fight HIV/AIDS in the AIDS/LifeCycle fundraiser of 2019.

Now head below to experience the X-Games with the multi-talented Gus Kenworthy in always beautiful Aspen, Colorado.


Before the X Games Aspen even started, I had to check out a park near my hotel called “Glory Hole Park,” and it turns out there were no glory holes. An obvious case of false advertising here….


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This was at the X Games Aspen press conference. This is also the face I make when I daydream about my dog, Birdie.


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This was taken at the X Games Aspen’s inaugural Special Olympics Unified Skiing Event, where I partnered with 17-year-old skier Palmer Lyons. Six Special Olympics athletes teamed up with an X Games pro to race down the GS course. This was me in action!


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And…I’m proud to say, together, Palmer and I won the competition!


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I received more hugs, high fives, and smiles than I know what to do with. Such a pleasure and so much fun to be a part of the event.


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Proud of you Palmer! Thanks for letting me share your day with you.


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X Games hosted a screening of American Horror Story: 1984, where I talked about my role as Chet Clancy, and the challenges and work it takes to be an actor. Loved playing Chet, such a huge honor.


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A candid one of your’s truly.


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Thanks, X Games for another great weekend—it flew by (pun intended), and appreciate taking a look into my photo diary.


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