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Photos: X Games over the top
All quiet in the Mid-Valley
X Games Snowmobile

The recently concluded ESPN X Games, held at Buttermilk Ski Area, broke all sorts of attendance records. On Sunday, 43,000 people braved the elements, which weren’t really that elemental, to eyeball the on-slope activities. All told, about 117,000 folks enjoyed the four-day

athletic Bacchanal.

In the Mid-Valley, things were pleasantly quiet. There were no revved-up snowmobiles turning flips over Midland Ave. There were no 1260s wrecking the calm of Willits Town Center. And, in El Jebel, nary a high-volume concert disturbed the resident deer population. There were

a few fairly loud curses emanating from a man who lost $10 in the NFL Pro-Bowl betting pool, but that was pretty much it on the adrenaline front.