“I really just try to come out here to focus and stay me, be me, and just have as much fun as I can,” she said, after winning the U.S. Grand Prix, an FIS World Cup event, earlier this month at Copper Mountain. “The bottom line is it’s about having fun and having a good time, because win or lose, if you’re not having fun, then what is it? You’ve got to have a good time.”
Speaking of having a good time, all of the Winter X Games festivities are free, and the weekend should be a hell of a party, with attendance expected to top over 115,000 winter-sports fans. “Even if I weren’t competing, I wouldn’t miss it,” says Herman. Elimination rounds get under way at 10:30 a.m. today, with ski, snowboard and snowmobile events continuing through Sunday. You can catch Herman in the women’s slopestyle final at 1:30 p.m. that day.
For a full competition schedule and more information, visit xgames.com.
Jan. 24-27, 2013