NEW YORK – November 18, 2008 – The Winter Dew Tour today announced the schedule of events for its first stop of the season, Dec. 18-21 at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado. The world’s top snowboard and freeski athletes will compete for the coveted Dew Cup and a share of the $1.5 million prize purse offered at the end of the three-stop series.
The athlete roster reads like the who’s who of the modern freeski and snowboard movement, highlighted by multiple X Games and Olympic medalists including snowboard athletes Shaun White, Hannah Teter, Andreas Wiig, Travis Rice and Gretchen Bleiler. Freeskiing superstars Tanner Hall, Sarah Burke and Simon Dumont will join the snowboarders on the impressive roster of athletes.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Thursday, Dec. 18
12:30PM – 2:30PM Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Prelims
9:30AM – 12:00PM Men’s/Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Prelims
11:00AM-12:00PM Women’s Freeski Superpipe Exhibition
12:00PM – 2:00PM Men’s Freeski Superpipe Prelims
2:30PM – 4:00PM Men’s/Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
7:00PM – 9:00PM Concert at RiverWalk Center
Saturday, Dec. 20
8:45AM – 9:30AM Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Exhibition
11:00AM – 1:00PM Men’s/Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Prelims
11:30AM – 1:00PM Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Final
4:00PM – 6:00PM Concert at Festival Village
6:00PM – 7:30PM Men’s Freeski Superpipe Final
Sunday, Dec. 21
11:00AM – 1:00PM Men’s/Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
1:00 – 3:00PM Concert at Festival Village
*****SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*****
Similar to the Dew Tour’s summer competition structure, the Winter Dew Tour will be based on a cumulative points system as the top snow athletes battle it out for a piece of the $1.5 million prize purse and the chance to take home the Dew Cup at the conclusion of the season in February.
The complete 2008/09 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Event Date Location
Stop 1 Dec. 18-21, 2008 Breckenridge, Colo.—Breckenridge Ski Resort
Stop 2 Jan. 8-11, 2009 West Dover, Vt.—Mount Snow Resort
Stop 3 Feb. 19-22, 2009 Lake Tahoe, Calif.—Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort
The Action Sports Tour (AST), owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks, is the recently created umbrella brand and organization of the world’s most prestigious action sports events. Currently the AST consists of two national tours, one international event and an amateur series: AST Dew Tour (debuted in 2005), Winter Dew Tour (debuting in 2008), China Invitational (debuting in 2008), and Free Flow Tour (debuted in 2005). The AST properties are home to 280,000 spectators each year and broadcast in 100 countries and 280 million homes worldwide. The Winter Dew Tour consists of three major, multi-sport events with a cumulative points system, a $1.5 million competitive purse across the three stops. The Winter Tour features skiing (slopestyle and superpipe) and snowboarding (slopestyle and superpipe) for both men and women, and at season’s end, the Tour awards champions in the four disciplines with the Dew Cup. Key lifestyle elements at each Tour event include the Festival Village with video gaming and interactive events, as well as live cutting edge music. The Winter Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor); Toyota (event title sponsor). Associate partners include Ball Park, Nike 6.0, PlayStation, Wendy’s, and Verizon Wireless. More information can be found at http://www.ast.com.
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