Carlsbad, Calif. (December 17, 2020) -- The Adventure Sports Network (ASN), MTN DEWⓇ, along with Copper Mountain, a POWDR resort, announced today that the annual Winter Dew Tour has been postponed to next winter season in light of safety regulations and guidelines concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. The exact dates are forthcoming.
The four-day Winter Dew Tour includes the world’s best male and female skiers and snowboarders competing in individual halfpipe, slopestyle, Dew Tour’s signature Team Challenge competition, industry award shows and a calendar of fan-based activities. The 15th annual Winter Dew Tour, which was held February 6-9, 2020, was a first at Copper Mountain, Colorado.
“Our first Winter Dew Tour at Copper was a combination of teamwork, fun and progression,” said Courtney Gresik, Vice President and General Manager of Dew Tour. “But the health and safety of the athletes, fans, partners and staff remain the priority. As we continue to monitor the state of COVID worldwide, and see the numbers continue to rise, we must make the difficult decision to postpone the event. We miss the athletes, our fans, partners and showcasing the world’s best male and female skiers and snowboarders. We will return when we can safely put on the innovative Dew Tour event and competition that everyone knows and loves. Thank you for the continued support.“
“Hosting competitions, both large and small that support athlete development and enhance the spectator experience are fundamental to what we do at Copper,” said Dustin Lyman, president and general manager of Copper Mountain. “We are disappointed that COVID has disrupted our ability to safely host the larger events like the Dew Tour, but we look forward to bringing them back as soon as possible.”
"MTN DEW continues to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, athletes, and fans during this pandemic,” said Nicole Portwood, Vice President, Marketing, MTN DEW. “As a result, we have made the tough decision to postpone all large-scale events, which includes Dew Tour. We eagerly anticipate getting back to hosting these world-class action sports events in the upcoming months when it’s safe to do so.”
In the meantime, check out Dew Tour Live on Facebook and YouTube, or stream as a podcast on Spotify to keep up with top snowboarders, skiers and skateboarders via its newly formatted show.