NEW YORK – December 17, 2008 – The Winter Dew Tour kicks off its inaugural season on Thursday, December 18 at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado.

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, and Gretchen Bleiler. Freeskiing superstars Tanner Hall, Sarah Burke and Simon Dumont will join the snowboarders on the impressive roster of athletes.

In addition to the competitions, the Winter Dew Tour will feature live musical performances and a daily Festival Village with interactive events, athlete autograph sessions and games. Just one of many interactive booths, the Toyota Out of Bounds Mountain rises 30 feet above the crowds, and it will be buzzing with exciting contests and games, including a larger-than-life Plinko game, an FJ Key Challenge, Custom Bandana Shop and an opportunity for fans to take a souvenir Ski Patrol photo. Serving as a backdrop will be an oversized video wall featuring cool action sports footage and live feed from the competitions.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Thursday, Dec. 18

12:30PM – 2:30PM Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Prelims

Friday, Dec. 19

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 – All-American Rejects & 3OH!3

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 – MTHDS & Savoy

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 – DJ Chonz & People Under the Stairs

Multi-platinum rock band The All-American Rejects will headline and Boulder-based hip hop duo 3OH!3 will kick off the night at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 at the Verizon Wireless music stage inside the Riverwalk Amphitheatre. Local bands MTHDS, Savoy and DJ Chonz will perform at the Verizon Wireless music stage on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20-21.

Savoy and MTHDS will perform on Saturday from 4 – 6 p.m., while DJ Chonz will take the stage before People Under the Stairs on Sunday from 1 – 3 p.m.

The complete Verizon Wireless music stage schedule is as follows:

Friday, Dec. 19

7 p.m. – 3OH!3

8 p.m. – The All-American Rejects

Saturday, Dec. 20

4 p.m. – Savoy 1

5 p.m. – MTHDS

Sunday, Dec. 21

1 p.m. – DJ Chonz

2 p.m – People Under the Stairs

All music from the Verizon Wireless music stage is free to the general public including the Friday night concert with The All-American Rejects and 3OH!3.

Similar to the Dew Tour’s summer competition structure, the Winter Dew Tour is 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:

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

Winter Dew Tour

The Winter Dew Tour consists of three major, multi-sport events spanning across the country, with a cumulative points system, and a $1.5 million competitive purse. Each event features men and women’s snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle), and men’s freeskiing (superpipe and slopestyle). At season’s end, the overall point’s leaders in the six disciplines are crowned year-end champions and awarded the prestigious Dew Cup. As part of an Alli property, key lifestyle elements compliment the competitions at each Tour event including the Festival village, specialty competitions, and live cutting edge music. The Winter Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC Sports with additional competition and lifestyle broadcasts on MTV, MTV2 and USA. The Winter Dew Tour is also distributed on Fuel TV, Universal HD, Rush HD, and internationally on Eurosport, Fox Australia, Extreme Channel and Allarco superchannel. 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.allisports.com.

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