19 July 2010
Burr Ridge, Ill. – July 19, 2010 – The Winter Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long winter action sports tour, today announced that they will open the season at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Colo. for the third consecutive year. The event will take place December 16-19, 2010 and will feature competitions with the top winter athletes in freeskiing (slopestyle and superpipe) and snowboarding (slopestyle and superpipe).
“The Breckenridge Ski Resort and the town of Breckenridge are proud to host the first stop of the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour since its inception three years ago,” said Pat Campbell, Chief Operating Officer at Breckenridge Ski Resort. “Breckenridge has proven to be the perfect atmosphere to kick off the Winter Dew Tour season, and we look forward hosting the best winter action sport athletes on our world-renowned mountain.”
“Breckenridge Ski Resort and the entire Breckenridge community have been great partners over the past three years,” said Chris Prybylo, Vice President of Events for Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports. “We are eager to build upon the relationship and kick off the winter sports season in Breckenridge.”
Boasting the largest media platform in all of winter action sports, all three stops of the Winter Dew Tour will be televised Live on NBC with additional broadcasts on USA Network, MTV2 and Universal HD. In addition, it’s simulcast on Verizon V CAST and around the world on Eurosport 2 and Fox Sports Australia.
The complete 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Dec. 16-19 Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
Jan. 20-23 Killington Resort – Killington, Vt.
Feb. 10-13 Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah – Toyota Championship
Entering its third season, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at the Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah. The 2009-10 Dew Cup champions include Andreas Hatveit (Freeski Slopestyle), Jossi Wells (Freeski Superpipe), Jamie Anderson (Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Sage Kotsenburg (Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Kaitlyn Farrington (Women’s Snowboard Superpipe), JJ Thomas (Men’s Snowboard Superpipe).
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