The Winter Dew Tour today announced the roster of athletes that are pre-qualified for the 2008/09 Winter Dew Tour's first stop in Breckenridge, Colorado. The event will take place December 18-21 on Peak 8 at Breckenridge Ski Resort. The three-stop Tour also includes stops to Mt. Snow Resort in West Dover, VT and Northstar-at-Tahoe in Tahoe, California.

The full list of pre-qualified skiers are as follows:

SKI Superpipe Men

Christian Allen

Xavier Bertoni

Sammy Carlson

Justin Dorey

Matt Duhamel

Simon Dumont

Sean Field

Tanner Hall

Matthew Hayward

Antti-Jussi Kemppainen

Marshall LaCroix

Kalle Leinonen

Peter Olenick

Tucker Perkins

Mike Riddle

Taylor Seaton

Lyndon Sheehan

JP Solberg

Josiah Wells

Colby West

SKI Superpipe Women

Sarah Burke

Jessica Cumming

Rosalind Groenewoud

Jen Hudak

Angeli Vanlaanen

SKI Slopestyle Men

Anders Backe

Bobby Brown

Sammy Carlson

Philip Casabon

Michael Clarke

Thomas Dolplads

Simon Dumont

Charles Gagnier

Tanner Hall

Russ Henshaw

JF Houle

Antti-Jussi Kemppainen

Kalle Leinonen

Peter Olenick

Tanner Rainville

Matt Walker

Tom Wallisch

Josiah Wells

Colby West

Jacob Wester

SKI Slopestyle Women

Ashley Battersby

Virginie Faivre

Keri Herman

Anna Segal

Kaya Turski

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

NS will be on hand at all three Dew Tour stops beginning next week in Breckenridge giving you up-to-date coverage on one of the most talked about and highly anticipated events of the year. Stay tuned.