Press Release/Dew Tour: The annual Winter Dew Tour, presented by MTN DEW® and Adventure Sports Network Group (ASNG) announced today details on its competition courses and athletes to watch in the 19th annual event, to be held in its new home of Copper Mountain, Colo., February 6-9.
More than 150 athletes representing 20 different countries will compete in individual men’s and women’s ski and snowboard Modified Superpipe Presented by Toyota, Slopestyle, Streetstyle and Adaptive Snowboard Banked Slalom Presented by Toyota events; as well as Dew Tour’s signature Team Challenge.
Both athletes and fans will experience Dew Tour’s continued dedication to creativity and action sports with the redesign of its courses. This year’s Modified Superpipe will start with a double transition feature to a 22-foot pipe hit with a traditional jump landing feature and will finish with a 300-foot traditional Superpipe with 22-foot walls. Both expertise in traditional halfpipe and slopestyle riding will come in handy this year; in fact, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist in Snowboard Slopestyle Jamie Anderson (USA) is scheduled to compete Slopestyle, Modified Superpipe and the Team Challenge in February.
The Slopestyle course has seven features, including three multi-option jib pads, a transition feature with 13’ walls into traditional jump landings, then concludes with a series of three consecutively larger jumps at 55-feet, 62-feet and 68-feet. T he Streetstyle Course, now located at the base of the Modified Superpipe, is 200 feet longer than in previous years and eight unique elements including Jersey barriers, rails and a shipping container.
Unique to the Dew Tour, the Team Challenge features the leading ski and snowboard brands made of teams of its sponsored athletes who compete in Modified Superpipe, Slopestyle and new this year – Streetstyle. Also new for the Team Challenge is the addition of women on both ski and snowboard teams. Snowboard brands include Burton, Volcom and Oakley and ski brands include Atomic, Faction and Volkl. View course preview graphics here.
ATHLETES TO WATCH
Snowboard Modified Superpipe Presented by Toyota, Women
- ● Queralt Castellet (ESP) recently took gold at X Games Aspen the Laax Open earlier this month. At age 30 and a veteran in the discipline, she has proven her strength in this diverse field.
- ● Maddie Maestro (USA) is riding strong and will be working to up her 2018 Winter Dew Tour silver medal. Snowboard Modified Superpipe Presented by Toyota, Men
- ● Scotty James (AUS) hasn’t lost an event this season and will be defending his 2018 Winter Dew Tour title.
- ● Yuto Totsuka (JPN) has been hot on James’ heels with a 2020 Laax Open and 2020 Winter X Games silver.
- ● Danny Davis’ (USA) stylish riding will surely be a game-changer in February’s competition.
Ski Modified Superpipe Presented by Toyota, Women
- ● Kelly Sildaru (EST). At 17 years old, the ever-versatile skier has two Winter Dew Tour medals, eight X Games medals and is competing in ALL skiing disciplines this year at Winter Dew: individual ski Modified Superpipe, Slopestyle and Streetstyle and Team Challenge for Faction (Modified Superpipe).
- ● Devin Logan (USA). The two-time Olympian holds the bronze medal from the 2018 Dew Tour. She is attending college full time while competing professionally.
- ● Cassie Sharpe (CAN). The Pyeongchang gold medalist comes into Winter Dew with a silver from the 2018 event. Her brother Darcy is competing in individual Snowboard Slopestyle and Streetstyle at Dew Tour. Ski Modified Superpipe Presented by Toyota, Men
- ● Alex Ferreira (USA). The defending Winter Dew Tour champion has golds in all major competitions in his back pocket, Winter Dew Tour, X Games and a silver medal from the 2018 Winter Olympics.
- ● David Wise (USA) is an Aspen, Colo. native, and is both a family man and the Pyeongchang gold medalist.
- ● Aaron Blunck (USA) is a Denver native who has two silvers at Winter Dew Tour (2018 and 2017) and is the defending 2019 FIS World Champion. Snowboard Slopestyle, Women
- ● Julia Marino (USA). Took home gold at the Laax Open this month. She also took silver at the 2018 Winter Dew Tour, the same year she became a MTN DEW athlete.
- ● Anna Gasser (AUT). The only female snowboarder in history to land a triple cork. She’s set to defend her Winter Dew Tour 2018 title.
- ● Jamie Anderson (USA) has the tricks and style in her arsenal to take a podium spot, which earned her a gold medal in Pyeongchang and a gold at X Games Aspen last week. Snowboard Slopestyle, Men
- ● Red Gerard (USA). The Pyeongchang gold medalist continues to make the podium, recently claiming silver medals at the 2020 Laax Open and Winter X Games. He will be surrounded by his hometown (Silverthorne, Colo.) at Dew Tour as he aims for another top spot in Copper.
- ● Sebastian Toutant (CAN) just took home a gold at the LAAX Open this month and is riding strong this season.
- ● Chris Corning (USA). Another Silverthorne, Colo. hometown hero with a solid resume that recently includes silver at the 2018 Winter Dew Tour and a gold in this past December’s World Cup Big Air in Atlanta. Ski Slopestyle, Women
- ● Tess Ledeux (FRA). This powerhouse skier competes with style and amplitude that rivals few. She is the 2019 FIS Big Air World Champion and took home silver in Slopestyle at her debut Winter Dew Tour in 2018.
- ● Sarah Hoefflin (SUI) started skiing competitively within the past decade and already has an impressive resume including the reigning Pyeongchang gold medalist, a Winter Dew Tour bronze (2018) and two Winter X Games medals. Ski Slopestyle, Men
- ● Alex Hall (USA) defending Winter Dew Tour 2018 silver medalist and 2019 X Games gold medalist is arguably the skier to beat this season.
- ● Alex Beaulieu-Marchand (CAN) is the Pyeongchang silver medalist and is ready to move to the Dew Tour podium after placing fourth in 2018.
- ● Oystein Braaten (NOR) After taking gold in Pyeongchang, Braaten hasn’t been on the podium at
Winter Dew since 2017 but is poised to do so this season.
Ski Streetstyle, Women
- ● Johanne Killi (SUI). A great technical skier with a Winter Dew Tour gold from 2017 in Slopestyle. She will compete in both Streetstyle and Slopestyle this year.
- ● Taylor Lundquist (USA). A first time Dew Tour competitor, Lundquist is known for her intense street skiing skills.
- ● Mathilde Gremaud (SUI). Gremaud will compete in both Streetstyle and Slopestyle at Winter Dew Tour. Her resume also includes taking home gold at Winter X Games 2019 in Big Air. Ski Streetstyle, Men
- ● Alex Bellemare (CAN) The Quebec-born skier has two Winter Dew medals including bronze in 2018 gold in 2017.
- ● Alex Hall (USA) is the 2018 Winter Dew silver medalist in Slopestyle and is fresh from a win at the Steel City Showdown rail jam. Snowboard Streetstyle, Women
- ● Jill Perkins (USA). This first-time Winter Dew athlete has a full part featured in The SNOWBOARDER Movie: Everybody, Everybody.
- ● Alexis Roland (USA). First known to the world as a ripping six-year-old snowboarder, she translated that talent into a strong career as a street rider. Snowboard Streetstyle, Men
- ● Rene Rinnekangas (FIN) is the 2018 Winter Dew Tour streetstyle champion, who also was part of the winning snowboard Team Challenge team of Rome Snowboards, where he competed in Modified Superpipe.
- ● Miles Fallon (USA). The first time Winter Dew Tour athlete is Mount Snow, Vt. trained rider who could turn heads this year. He is the 2019 winner of the Young Guns Snow Contest. Adaptive Para Snowboard Banked Slalom Presented by Toyota
- ● Kiana Clay (USA) was recently featured in a Burton Snowboards article about how the use of Step On bindings has helped streamline her snowboarding. Her background also includes motocross and surfing.
- ● Zach Miller (USA) took the bronze in the 2018 Winter Dew Tour and will have his hometown crowd of Denver cheering him on this year. The entire Winter Dew Tour will be live streamed in its entirety on DewTour.com, Facebook Live, YouTube and other major platforms for a total of 24 hours LIVE. Additionally, NBC will showcase a 90-minute Women of Dew Tour show on February 15 at 2:30 p.m. ET. The new Dew Tour app will also exclusively offer live scoring in addition to the livestream. In addition to four days of ski and snowboard competition, Winter Dew Tour includes the SNOWBOARDER and Newschooler award shows, free concert and a calendar of fan-based activities. Spectators will have a front row seat to the action out of Copper’s Center Village where the event footprint, sponsor activations and Team Challenge will take place. Slopestyle will be held in Copper’s Central Park, an elite-level mountain park facility, and the Modified Superpipe events will conveniently sit just above the base of Center Village. The Dew Tour festival experience will include live music on the Dew Tour main stage as well as a sponsor village, pro athlete photo-ops, poster signings and more. As always, Dew Tour is free and open to the public.