Since it’s inception in 1997 at Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, Calif., the Winter X Games have been a place for action sports athletes to showcase some of the most incredible stunts ever performed on the powder. Whether it be on skis, a snowboard, or even a snowmobile, the tricks seem to get crazier and crazier every season. This year, winter athletes from across the globe will once again flock to Aspen, Colo., the home of the competition since 2002, in hopes of outdoing one another to bring home the goods. In order to get you primed for the next three days of extreme action, we took a look back at some of the more daring moves ever pulled off. From Heath Frisby landing the first-ever front flip on a snowmobile in 2012 to Kelly Clark’s gold medal-winning frontside 1080 at the same games, check out these, Winter X Games Tricks We Would Never, Ever Try, in GIFs.

Written by Adam Silvers (@silversurfer103)

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