Dew Tour Announces Event Schedule for 2014 Mountain Championships in Breckenridge, CO December 11-14

22 November 2014
DEW TOUR ANNOUNCES EVENT SCHEDULE FOR 2014 MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO, DECEMBER 11-14
Event to Feature World’s Premier International Snowboard and Freeski Athletes Competing in Slopestyle, Superpipe and Streetsyle
Snowboard Streetstyle Competition Returns to Downtown Breckenridge


Burr Ridge, Ill. November 21, 2014 – The Dew Tour Mountain Championships, the signature annual winter action sports event, returns to the Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Colo. December 11-14. The four-day event will feature many of the world’s premier international snowboard and freeski athletes competing in men’s and women’s freeski slopestyle, freeski superpipe, snowboard slopestyle, snowboard superpipe and men’s snowboard and freeski streetstyle.

The 2014 event will reunite top snowboard and freeski athletes from the Sochi Olympics, including all eight superpipe and slopestyle gold medalists, in the first major competition of the season. In addition to the events taking place on Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Peak 8, on Friday, December 12, fans will have the opportunity to catch some Mountain Championships action in downtown Breckenridge, when the Dew Tour holds its annual snowboard streetstyle competition on the city streets. The Mountain Championships will take over Washington Avenue with an all-new 2014 streetstyle course which incorporates rails, stairs and other various elements.

“Breckenridge Ski Resort is our longest standing host partner and makes the perfect backdrop for this highly anticipated Dew Tour competition,” said Chris Stiepock, Vice President and General Manager of the Dew Tour, Alli Sports. “With nearly all of the Olympic snowboard and freeski medalists reuniting for the first major competition after the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, we couldn’t dream up a better way to close out our dynamic 10th anniversary season of the Dew Tour.”
The Dew Tour Mountain Championships is a free event and is open to the public. The complete schedule of events for the Mountain Championships is as follows:
 
MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT SCHEDULE
DATE TIME EVENT
Thursday, Dec. 11 8 – 9:15 a.m. Men’s Ski Slopestyle Practice
Thursday, Dec. 11 8 – 11 a.m. Open Practice
Thursday, Dec. 11 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Men’s Ski Slopestyle Semi Final
Thursday, Dec. 11 11 a.m. – Noon Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Practice
Thursday, Dec. 11 Noon – 4:00 p.m. Open Practice
Thursday, Dec. 11 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Semi Final
Friday, Dec. 12 8 – 10 a.m. Men’s & Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Practice
Friday, Dec. 12 8 – 9:15 a.m. Women’s Ski Superpipe Practice
Friday, Dec. 12 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Women’s Ski Superpipe Final
Friday, Dec. 12 10 – 11:15 a.m. Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Practice
Friday, Dec. 12 10:30 a.m. – Noon Open Practice
Friday, Dec. 12 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Semi Final
Friday, Dec. 12 Noon – 2 p.m. Men’s Ski Superpipe Semi Final
Friday, Dec. 12 2 – 2:45 p.m. Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Practice
Friday, Dec. 12 3 – 4 p.m. Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
Saturday, Dec. 13 8 – 9 a.m. Men’s & Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Practice
Saturday, Dec. 13 9 – 10 a.m. Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
Saturday, Dec. 13 10 – 11 a.m. Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Practice
Saturday, Dec. 13 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
Saturday, Dec. 13 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Women’s Ski Slopestyle Practice
Saturday, Dec. 13 1 – 2:45 p.m. Men’s Ski Superpipe Practice
Saturday, Dec. 13 1:30 – 2 p.m. Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final
Saturday, Dec. 13 3 – 4:30 p.m. Men’s Ski Superpipe Final
Sunday, Dec. 14 8 – 10:45 a.m. Ski & Snowboard Slopestyle Practice
Sunday, Dec. 14 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Men’s Ski Slopestye Final
Sunday, Dec. 14 1 – 1:45 p.m. Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Practice
Sunday, Dec. 14 2 – 3:30 p.m. Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
*All times listed are local / MT

ATHLETES
As previously announced, the Dew Tour Mountain Championships will reunite an outstanding fifteen medalists from the Sochi Olympic Games. Notable athletes in the snowboard superpipe competition include men’s gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov and silver medalist Ayumu Hirano, as well as women’s gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington and bronze medalist Kelly Clark. In the snowboard slopestyle events, all eyes will be on men’s gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg and bronze medalist Mark McMorris, while gold, silver and bronze medalists Jamie Anderson, Enni Rukajarvi and Jenny Jones, respectively, will be the ones to watch in the women’s competition.
           
Top competitors in the men’s freeski superpipe competition include Olympic gold medalist David Wise, silver medalist Mike Riddle and bronze medalist Kevin Rolland. The Sochi Olympics women’s freeski superpipe podium of Maddie Bowman, Marie Martinod and Ayana Onozuka will also be facing off against each other in Breckenridge. In addition, all medalists from the men’s and women’s Sochi Olympics freeski slopestyle competition will be at the Dew Tour, including men’s gold medalist Joss Christensen, men’s silver medalist Gus Kenworthy, men’s bronze medalist Nick Goepper, women’s gold medalist Dara Howell, women’s silver medalist Devin Logan, and women’s bronze medalist Kim Lamarre.
 
“The Dew Tour has always been one of my favorite competitions,” said Christensen. “We are all psyched to get back out there together and I can’t wait to see what everyone brings in Breck.
 
In addition, NBC and NBCSN will combine to present seven hours of television coverage of the Dew Tour Mountain Championships, December 13-14. A complete television schedule will be announced soon.
 
For additional Dew Tour event information, visit www.DewTour.com and the Dew Tour Facebook page.
 
ABOUT DEW TOUR
The Dew Tour consists of four marquee events, featuring disciplines across BMX, skateboard, freeski and snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle), with additional competitions integrated throughout the year. Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience, live music performances and lifestyle showcases. The Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC and NBCSN and streamed live on DewTour.com and NBC Sports Live Extra. The Dew Tour is also distributed on Universal HD, and internationally on TVA, Fox Sports Asia, Extreme Sports Channel, ProSieben and Globosat. Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Toyota, Paul Mitchell, Quiznos, Wheaties and Squatch. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.
 
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For further information:
Dew Tour:
Colleen Hillgard: (630) 908.6334
colleenhillgard@allisports.com
Ketchum PR for Dew Tour
Katie Trotsky: (312) 228.6883
Katie.trotsky@ketchum.com 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
 
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